Latest News From Marmara Foundation

Azerbaijan Park opened in Maltepe

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - Read : 438

With the cooperation of the Maltepe Municipality and the Republic of Azerbaijan, the opening of the "100th Year of Azerbaijan Park" was realised near Büyükbakkalköy. The Park was opened on the occasion of the 95th anniversary of Azerbaijan's national leader Haydar Aliyev. Mayor of the Maltepe Ali Kılıç, Ambassador of Azerbaijan Hazar Ibrahim, Azerbaijan parliament members Şamil Ayrım and Dr. Akkan Suver from the Marmara Group Foundation participated in the event.

Syriac Foundation President Zeki Basatemir was awarded the Vatican Knighthood Order

Monday, May 14, 2018 - Read : 421

The President of Istanbul Syriac Foundation, Zeki Basademir, was awarded the Vatican Knighthood and Outstanding Service Engagement on behalf of the Vatican and Pope Francis. At the medal ceremony, World Syriac Catholic Patriarch Mar Ignatios Yousef III. was also present. The ceremony was held at the Syrian Catholic Church; besides various diplomatic mission chiefs and religious leaders from Istanbul and Syriac citizens, Dr. Akkan Suver also took part.

Monument for Azerbaijani intellectuals

Monday, May 14, 2018 - Read : 553

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the People's Republic of Azerbaijan, the Azerbaijani Consulate General erected a monument on behalf of senior government officials who deliberately chose Turkey as second homeland and died in Istanbul (1918-1920) at Feriköy Cemetery. Besides Deputy Governor of Istanbul İsmail Gültekin and Dr. Akkan Suver, a crowded community attened the ceremony organized by Consul General Mesim Hajiyev.

Bahcesehir University Global Leadership Forum started its work

Saturday, May 12, 2018 - Read : 470

Bahcesehir University's Global Leadership Forum started to work with the Gala Dinner held on the evening of May 11, 2018. The opening speech of the evening, which Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov attended as guest of honor, was held by the Head of Government Leadership School and Director of BAU Institute of Social Sciences, Assoc. Dr. Burak Küntay. Assoc. Dr. Burak Küntay highlighted the high values reached by the Global Leadership Forum within the last twenty years. The topic of this year's event is titled with the "International Alliance's Road Seperation".

EU Day Celebrated

Saturday, May 11, 2018 - Read : 485

On the occasion of the "Europe Day" on May 9th, the Turkish delegation of the European Union hosted a reception at the Venetian Palace in Istanbul. Dr. Akkan Suver also joined the event. Expressing that the "purpose of this idea is not only to prevent the occurrence of a war in Europe'', Ambassador Christian Berger, Head of the EU Delegation to Turkey, said "When we look at what is happening in Europe today, we better understand that a project like the EU is indispensable. The EU is a living project and it faces different problems every year. We are committed to resume this project. We want to continue this business alliance with all of our partners in the world. The EU is whatever we do together." Italy's Ambassador to Ankara Luigi Mattiolo emphasized his great honor for hosting the the Europe Day in the Venetian Palace. He said that "the EU is an example of the best integration and solidarity seen on the global scale. It is also very important that this union happens after many tragedies that have been experienced. So we want this order to continue and further develop for both ourselves and future generations." At the end of the event, the Sistema Europe Orchestra and the Music for Peace Foundation, composed of young people from various European countries, gave a concert.

Haydar Aliyevs 85th Birthday was celebrated

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - Read : 454

A ceremony was held at the Haydar Aliyev Monument in Sarıyer, Istanbul, by Consul General of Azerbaijan Mesim Hajiyev on the occasion of the 85th Birthday of the late Azerbaijani President Haydar Aliyev. Marmara Group Foundation President Dr. Akkan Suver and Vice President Şamil Ayrım were also present at the birthday ceremony attended by Azerbaijani citizens in Istanbul. After the ceremony, the delegation of the Marmara Group Foundation also laid flowers together with the Consul General on Atatürk's Monument.

Dr. Akkan Suver told about Haydar Aliyev on Azerbaijani TV

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - Read : 462

On the occasion of the 85th Birthday of the late Azerbaijani President Haydar Aliyev, Dr. Akkan Suver talked about the national leader on Azerbaijani television. At the session led by Prof. Dr. Xalid Niyazov, along with Dr. Akkan Suver, Members of Azerbaijani Parliament Prof. Dr. Şemseddin Hacıyev, Fettah Heydarov, Prof. Dr. Eldar İbrahimov and Prof. Dr. Hüseyinbala Mirelemov were also present.


Saturday, April 28, 2018 - Read : 570

The general assembly of DAV - Darulaceze Foundation - was held at Istanbul Technical University Social Facilities and started with Dr. Fatih Saraçoğlu's opening speech. In the general assembly, in which Dr. Akkan Suver participated as member, Dr. Saraçoğlu was re-elected President whereas Şamil Ayrım was elected Vice President.

The 14th SME Summit was held

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - Read : 554

The 14th SME Summit, organized by the Turkey Small and Medium-Sized Businesses, Freelance Professionals and Managers Association (TOSYÖV) was held. The Summit started with the opening speech of TOSYÖV President Nezih Kuleyin, continued with speeches of Deputy Minister of Science, Industry and Technology Hasan Ali Çelik, Deputy General Manager of DenizBank SME Banking Group Murat Kulaksız, Vice President of KOSGEB Salih Tuna Şahin and Deputy President of TIM Mustafa Çıkrıkçıoğlu. In the after lunch sessions which were realized under the leadership of Yalçın Sönmez and Hilmi Develi, the responsibles of the banking sector and SMEs described the work they have put forth in strategy setting and target-focusing.

Marmara Grubu Foundation thanks the State of Uzbekistan

Monday, April 23, 2018 - Read : 568

The Marmara Group Foundation paid a courtesy visit to the Uzbek Ambassador Alişer Agzamhadjev and thanked the Uzbekistan Government for its attention to the 21st Eurasian Economic Summit. Dr. Vladimir Norov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan (2006-2010) attended the Summit on behalf of Uzbekistan. President of the Marmara Group Foundation, Dr. Akkan Suver, stated that the partnership agreement between the Marmara Group Foundation and the Institute of Strategic and Regional Studies (ISRS) in Uzbekistan, of which Dr. Norov is the Director, were very important relations to be taken as an example in the field of civil society.