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Toward a Greener Attica Symposium

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - Read : 844

The Conference of" Toward a Greener Attica" organized under the patronage of the H.A.H Patriarch Barthelomow with the phrase "the preserving the planet means the protecting it's people" was attended by Dr. Akkan Suver and Müjgan Suver from Turkey in addition to Laki Vingas, Nikolaos Manginas. The conference which started in Athens city of Greece was followed by Spetses Island and Hydra Island. Then it continued on the ship. Deputy Foreign Minister of Greece H.E. Ioannis Amanatidis also joined the Green Attica Symposium which started with the opening speech of the evening was held by the H.A.H Patriarch Barthelomow in an auditorium at Acropolis Museum. "The Paris Agreement: Past and Present", "Setting the Scene: Religious, Science and Environment", "Global Trends: Economy, Ethics and Spirituality", "Local Impacts: War and Migration, Refugees and Poverty", “Mapping the Future: Leadership and Transformation" and "the Role of Civil Society and Government" was handled in the conference. In the Green Attica Symposium coordinated by Reverend Dr. John Chryssavgis, the participants attached great importance to discuss environment together with all other issues. This international ecological symposium in Athens and the Saronic Islands, Greece is organized by the Ecumenical Patriarchate. It will convene theologians and scientists, political and business leaders, as well as activists and journalists from all over the world. Participants will explore the pressing environmental problems of the region and its islands, examining the connections between ecology and economy, particularly in the context of pressing social and environmental challenges of our time. His All-Holiness stated, “The truth is that there are severe repercussions for the way we treat God’s creation. What we believe about our world will define how we behave toward it.” Affectionately known as the “Green Patriarch,” His All-Holiness has been a trailblazer on the issues related to the protection of the natural environment, organizing numerous symposia, summits and seminars on the ecological crisis (PLEASE CLICK THE TITLE FOR DETAILS)

We have lost Erdoğan Demirören

Saturday, June 8, 2018 - Read : 699

We have lost Erdoğan Demirören, was a businessman and was the Chairman of Demirören Group of Companies. We will commemorate Mr. Demirören, was awarded with the Honorary Medal of the Marmara Group Foundation in 2011, with great respect. Dr. Akkan Suver said the following about the passing of Mr. Demirören: "Erdoğan Demirören was one of the most distinguished participants of the Marmara Group Foundation. We accepted together several foreign statesmen at his home many times. Also, we together visited the President of Azerbaijan, İlham Aliyev and the President of Macedonia, Gjorge Ivanov. We will think of his precious friendship with respect. I share the unimaginable grief of his son and daughter on behalf of myself and my colleagues from Marmara Group Foundation and I wish patience.

Visit at the Consul General of the People's Republic of China

Monday, June 4, 2018 - Read : 563

Dr. Akkan Suver, President of the Marmara Group Foundation, and Ali Rıza Arslan, Deputy President of the Marmara Group Foundation, made a courtesy visit to the Consul General of the People's Republic of China, Hon. Cui Wei. Having visited Beijing and Kunming, Dr. Suver expressed his sincere thanks to the Consul of the People's Republic of China for the high hospitality showed during his trip.

We have lost Prof. Dr. Agni Vlavianos Arvanitis

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - Read : 668

World-famous Prof. Dr. Agni Vlavianos Arvanitis, who was the founder and president of Biopolitics International Organisation and was one of participants of Marmara Group Foundation's Eurasian Economic Summits, passed away on April 10, 2018 in Athens. The reknown scientist was buried with a ceremony organized in Athens. Dr. Akkan Suver, President of the Marmara Group Foundation, said the following about the passing of Prof. Dr. Agni Vlavianos Arvanitis: "Professor Arvanitis was an important participant of our summits. We will commemorate her with great respect. We will think of her with the words "when the wise dies, humanity dies". May she rest in peace."

Winpace at Second Annual Meeting

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - Read : 462

The Winpeace Group which has also members of the Marmara Group Foundation held its second annual meeting in Istanbul. In addition to EU and Human Rights Platform President Müjgan Suver, Gülriz Yıldırım, Nur Mardin, Şule Bucak, Jennifer Serter, Nilgün Lermioğlu, Zeynep Oral and Feriha Erfan attended the meeting. The participants talked about the preparations for the youth camp project planned for this summer season in Cyprus.

Dr. Akkan Suver in Beijing

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - Read : 758

Dr. Akkan Suver participated in an official tour as the guest of the People's Republic of China Public Diplomacy Association, and was accepted by the Beijing Ambassador of Turkish Republic Abdülkadir Emin Önen. Dr. Akkan Suver and his colleagues visited the Beijing Mosque first. On the visit, Dr. Akkan Suver presented the Holy Quran in Turkish to the Beijing Mosque. The imam of the mosque also presented a handmade Word-i Tawhid written in Chinese Alphabet to Dr. Suver. The Chinese Medicine Institute gave a briefing to the delegation that visited the China International Radio, the National Museum and the Forbidden City. Information on internet journalism was also presented to the delegation consisting of Murat Taylan, Hasan Kılınç, Dr. Kadir Temiz, Dr. Altay Atlı, Arif Kemal Tayfur, Özcan Yüksek and Gülşah Maraşlı, who visited the Great Wall of China and participated in operas and concerts.

Azerbaycan is 100 years old

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - Read : 711

Mesim Hajiyev, Consul General of Azerbaijan in Istanbul, gave a reception on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of Azerbaijan. The reception organized at Raffles Istanbul Hotel was attended by foreign mission chiefs as well as Marmara Group Foundation's EU and Human Rights Platform President Müjgan Suver.

ŞAMİL AYRIM MP Candidate

Monday, May 21, 2018 - Read : 949

Marmara Group Foundation Deputy President Şamil Ayrım participates in the elections from Justice and Development Party as deputy candidate from the Istanbul third region. Marmara Group Foundation wishes high success to Şamil Ayrım who has been Iğdır member of parliement from Doğruyol Party and Istanbul deputy from Anayol Party in previous years.

Dr. Edward de Bono celebrates his 85th anniversary

Sunday, May 20, 2018 - Read : 924

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 : 397

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.