Latest News From Marmara Foundation

Women's Summit Successfully Completed

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - Read : 1206

The "Equality, Justice and Women's Summit" was held at the Istanbul WOW Hotel on the 30th November and 1st of December 2017. Müjgan Suver, chairwoman of Marmara Group Foundation EU and Human Rights, was part of the organizational committee. Nearly 1,500 journalists, politicians, academics, and female activists participated in the meeting organized by non-governmental organizations focused on women's fight for equality and justice. 8 panels and 5 workshops were held at the Summit which was opened with the song "There are Women". There were 27 speakers with the moderators, well-known by the community. In the "Equality, Justice and Women's Summit", knowledge and expreiences were shared as well as different problems and their solutions. The conclusion report that was shared with the public at the end of the summit emphasized once more that the problem of gender equality is a problem of democracy for there will be no justice without equality. At the end of the workshops a "women's road map" was identified by active citizens.(PLEASE CLICK THE TITLE FOR DETAILS)

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew gave a reception

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - Read : 808

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and the Saint Synod council gave a reception on the occasion of the Thronal Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle at the Ceylan Hotel. Orthodox citizens of Istanbul, diplomatic mission chiefs and non-governmental organizations participated in the reception; on behalf of the Marmara Group Foundation, Dr. Akkan Suver, Müjgan Suver, Cafer Okray and Şen Okray were also present.(PLEASE CLICK THE TITLE FOR DETAILS)

Visit to Chief Rabbi Izak Haleva

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - Read : 779

A committee on behalf of the Marmara Group Foundation, consisting of Dr. Akkan Suver, Engin Köklüçınar, Nuri Artok, Retired General Necdet Timur, Former Member of Parliament and Retired Ambassador Ertuğrul Kumcuoğlu, Cafer Okray and Retired Admiral Yüksel Önel visited Chief Rabbi Izak Haleva. During their visit, they presented the information about the 21st Eurasian Economic Summit to be held on April 11-13, 2018. The delegation also invited the Chief Rabbi to hold a speech at the summit to be organized next year.

Reception of the Romanian State

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - Read : 689

General Consul of Romania to Istanbul, Adriana Ciamba celebrated the Romanian National Day with a reception at the Conrad Hotel in Istanbul. The reception that was joined by heads of foreign missions in Istanbul and high-level members of the civil and military society; in her inaugural speech, General Consul of Romania to Istanbul, Adriana Ciamba said: "the ongoing relation between Turkey and Romania continue to exist in an exceptional unity today, as it always has been." Dr. Akkan Suver, his spouse Müjgan Suver and Cafer Okray participated at the reception on behalf of the Marmara Group Foundation.

Marmara Foundation continues to visit the Ambassadors

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - Read : 765

The Marmara Group Foundation is continuing its efforts to promote the 21st Eurasian Economic Summit with visits to the Ambassadors. A delegation on behalf of the Marmara Group Foundation consisting of Dr. Akkan Suver and Şamil Ayrım has visited Poland Ambassador H.E Maciej Lang, Ambassador of Lebanon H.E. Rabıe Narsh, Embassy of Morocco Charge d'Affaires H.E. Said Ait Talebe Ali, Ambassador of Tunisian H.E. Mohamed Faycal Ben Mustapha, Ambassador of Russian Federation H.E Aleksey Yerhov and Uzbekistan Ambassador H.E. Alişer Agzamhadjev each in their offices and made presentations on the 21st Eurasian Economic Summit. Dr. Akkan Suver and Şamil Ayrım visited the bust of the Russian Ambassador to Ankara, Andrey Karlov, who lost his life in a humiliating attack; hereby they commemorated the deceased Ambassador Andrey Karlov, who was a close friend of the Marmara Group Foundation. .(PLEASE CLICK THE TITLE FOR DETAILS)

Dr. Suver attended the Olive Fest of Montenegros Bar Municipality

Monday, November 27, 2017 - Read : 617

Akkan Suver participated in the traditional Olive Fest that was organized in Bar, Montenegro. The people of Bar combine the fest in which the historical and economic values of the olive tree with the 24th of November, the day Bar was liberated from the Second World War; this year, they invited participants from Turkey's Küçükkuyu Municipality and Adana Municipality to the activities.(PLEASE CLICK THE TITLE FOR DETAILS)

Dr. Fatih Saraçoğlu attended the Levantine Conference in Bucharest

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - Read : 712

Dr. Fatih Saraçoğlu participated at the "Levant Initiative for Global Peace through Cultural Diplomacy" that was organized from 20th to 21st of November by Emil Constantinescu, Former President of Romania (1996-2000) on behalf of the Marmara Group Foundation. On the first day, Dr. Saraçoğlu held his speech in representation of Dr. Akkan Suver, President of the Marmara Group Foundation, in the first panel of the Levantine Conference. On the second day, he presented his own speech to the audience; he emphasized the importance of Turkey contribution to the Silk Road.(PLEASE CLICK THE TITLE FOR DETAILS)

Congratulations to Suver

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - Read : 624

Congratulatory letters and greetings from the foreign mission chiefs in Ankara and Istanbul came to Dr. Akkan Suver on the occasion of the "2017 Strategic Partner" Award he received at the Vienna Economic Forum. Consul General Dimiter Tonev presented the message of the Bulgarian Consul General in Istanbul personally to Dr. Akkan Suver.

International forum on “Threats to international Peace and Security posed by Separatism

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - Read : 687

An international conference with the topic "Separatism - Discrimination" was organized by the Ministry of Diaspora of Azerbaijan at the Marriot Hotel in Brussels. Dr. Akkan Suver and Şamil Ayrım from the Marmara Group Foundation attended the conference that was opened by the Vice President of Azerbaijan, Prof. Dr.Ali Hasanov. 29 countries participated in the conference attended by famous statesmen such as President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko (2005-2010), President of Israel Dalia Itzik (2007), and Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina Hasan Muratovic (1996-1997).(PLEASE CLICK THE TITLE FOR DETAILS)

The Azerbaijanian Youth Dıd Not Forget Şamil Ayrım

Monday, November 20, 2017 - Read : 674

The union created by Azerbaijani young people who came to Turkey 25 years ago for educational reasons was renovated with an event organized in the Bulvar Hotel in Baku. Şamil Ayrım, Köksal Toptan and Hikmet Çetin who were hosting them at that time in Turkey were invited to the night where the young people gave their thanks. Şamil Ayrım held a speech at the event; he expressed his thoughts by the following: "By embracing 10.000 Turkish people at that day, we are proud today of having made such a decisive decision and of being together with the children that grew out of this project." The night came to an end after President Fariz Cemil and Mahire T. Sadıqova presented memorial plaques with pictures of Qobustan city to their guests.