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Dr. Edward de Bono celebrates his 85th anniversary

Sunday, May 20, 2018 - Read : 877

Famous philosopher and thinker Edward de Bono's 85th birthday ceremony took place in Malta under the patronage of Maltese President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca. On behalf of the Marmara Group Foundation, Mrs. Müjgan Suver and Dr. Akkan Suver as well as Dr. de Bono's students from all over the world participated in the event. (PLEASE CLICK THE TITLE FOR DETAILS)

We lost Prof. Bernard Lewis

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - Read : 362

Bernard Lewis who is one of the most important names in the Middle East history, lost his life at 102. Bernard Lewis was a guest of honor at a meeting organized by the Marmara Group Foundation on 4 February 2003. At Bush administration, Bernard Lewis known as father of ideas in Middle East Policy, was a person who specializes in matters such as Islamic History, Islam and Western Relations. He was also known for his rejection of the Armenian allegations and his thesis on this subject. Marmara Group Foundation sees the loss of Bernard Lewis as a major loss in the history of World thought. With the death of Bernard Lewis, mankind has lost a personality that can not be filled easily. We are bowing in front of the memory of the Saint.


Saturday, May 19, 2018 - Read : 586

The Turkish Nation consist of the valiant descendants of a people that has lived independently and has considered independence the sole condition of existence. This nation has never Lived without freedom, Cannot and never will. (Mustafa Kemal Atatürk)

Dr. Akkan Suver in Malta

Saturday, May 18, 2018 - Read : 493

On the occasion of world-famous thinker Dr. Edward de Bono's 85th birthday ceremony, Dr. Akkan Suver also visited Turkish Ambassador Başak Türkoğlu. After his visit at the embassy, Dr. Suver also visited the Turkish Military Cemetery dating from the Ottoman period.

Dr. Suver was awarded a Honorary Journalism Membership

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - Read : 468

The international newspaper "Azerbaycanım" located in Baku elected Dr. Akkan Suver as Honorary Member of their editorial board. Editor in chief Emil Nasirli visited Dr. Suver at the Foundation Headquarters in Istanbul to hand over the document that is dated 18 April 2018. Şamil Ayrım also attended the presentation ceremony.

Azerbaijan Park opened in Maltepe

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - Read : 475

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 : 455

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 : 569

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 : 493

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 : 513

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.