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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Takes over Turkey’s Presidency

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - Read : 529

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, was elected as the President of Turkey in the presidential election which was held on June 24, 2018, proceeded to the official ceremony attended by the 50 foreign leaders at the presidential complex in Ankara's Beştepe district after he took oath of office in July 9,2018 at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey. He started his speech with a prayer and said "I am begging My God as in the first day which I was announced as a candidate for presidency. Then Erdoğan continued his words as following: "The people chose us on June 24. We will try to be worthy of our nation with the awareness that we are the president not only of those who voted for us, but all 81 million citizens of Turkey. Today, we are making a fresh start. In this new era, I hope we will take the steps for the reforms to be realized with our cabinet by working together.” Şamil Ayrım, Deputy President of the Marmara Group Foundation and Member of Parliament from Istanbul and Dr. Fatih Saraçoğlu, Secretary General of the Marmara Group Foundation also participated in the oath ceremony.

We lost Şarık Tara

Saturday, June 29, 2018 - Read : 757

We lost Şarık Tara, is the founder of ENKA Holding. He was one of the leading names of Turkish industrial world. Şarık Tara always had an important place in education and culture as much as it is in the Turkish industry. Dr. Akkan Suver said that the passing away of Şarık Tara is the loss of Turkish intellectual business world. Dr. Suver said the following: We all felt very sad when we heard that he had passed away. Deceased Şarık Tara was not only a businessman, but a heartfelt man. He gave great importance to the activities of the Marmara Group Foundation in the area of civil society and he always appreciated the high success of the foundation in Eurasian Economic Summits. He, was one of the distinguished participants of our meetings, honoured our activities as a guest speaker from time to time. Also, precious Şarık Tara, who was giving economic support to our studies, was a member of Eurasian Economic Summits. The loss of Şarık Tara, who attended the 12nd Eurasian Economic Summit on November 6, 2009 as a speaker, is the loss of Turkish intellectual business world. We share this unimaginable pain of his family and we would like to express our sincere condolences to the Turkish business community as the Marmara Group Foundation.

Cafer Okray Participated in the European Institute for Eurasian Dialogue Forum

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - Read : 827

On Saturday, June 23, 2018, the European Institute for Eurasian Dialogue Forum, which was attended by several civil society leaders from Turkey, Italy, Australia, Greece and Belgium, was held at the Italian School Ship Amerigo Vespucci located in Navy Base of La Spezia, Italy. They have discussed the ways of how the most developed countries promote their industrial system on the playground of the global competitiveness, and they also emphasized the significance of the Eurasian Dialogue. Cafer Okray represented the Turkish civil society in the Forum on behalf of the Marmara Group Foundation.

An Award to Dilek Terimer

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - Read : 808

The Ekovitrin magazine awards Dilek Terimer, is one of the supporters of the Marmara Group Foundation, with the prize of "businesswomen of the year". Dilek Terimer will get her prize at a ceremony will be held at Istanbul WOW Hotel on July 1, 2018. We congratulate on her success on behalf of the Marmara Group Foundation. Dilek Terimer is the manager of the Halley Duvar Kağıtları A.Ş., which is one of the most successful companies in our country. The company is known not only in our country but also abroad.

After the election, Dr. Akkan Suver congratulated President Erdoğan on his success and he has published a message.

Monday, June 25, 2018 - Read : 680

Dr. Akkan Suver, is President of the Marmara Group Foundation, has published a congratulatory message on the occasion of victory of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the Justice and Development Party for presidential and parliamentary election which was held on June 24, 2018. Dr. Akkan Suver also sent a congratulatory letter to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and he emphasized the significance of democracy and stability.

Şamil Ayrım was elected Member of Parliament

Monday, June 25, 2018 - Read : 894

Şamil Ayrım, is Deputy President of the Marmara Group Foundation, was elected Member of Parliament from the Justice and Development Party from third region of Istanbul. We congratulate our dear friend on his success. We believe that in the parliament, Şamil Ayrım also will continue his successful works regarding to the area of civil society that he put forward in Turkey and in the international area. We congratulate him once more.

Dr. Suver at the Ictimai TV of Azerbaijan

Saturday, June 22, 2018 - Read : 758

The Ictimai Television of Azerbaijan did an interview with Dr. Akkan Suver, who has identity of civil society, regarding to election will be held on Sunday, June 24, 2018. At this interview, Dr. Suver emphasized that elections are a part of democracy, and Turkey had the single-party system between 1923-1946 and transition to the multi-party system took place in 1946. He said that the presidential system would enter into life after this election.

It Has Been Three Years from Passing of Süleyman Demirel

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - Read : 928

We have lost Süleyman Demirel, was the 9th President of Turkish Republic, on June 17, 2015. Süleyman Demirel, died at the age of 91, ended his over more than 40 years of political life as President of Turkish Republic with his saying "I went away six times, I came back seven times”. Süleyman Demirel, was awarded with the Honorary Medal in 2007 and he was owner of the Marmara Group Foundation Social Responsibility Awards 2016, was the one of most distinguished participants of the Eurasian Economic Summits. He also was the protector of the Marmara Group Foundation during his presidency. We, as the Marmara Group Foundation, will always think of his precious memories. We commemorate him with great respect and mercy.


Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - Read : 785

The Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP), such a new Silk Road project that carries the Azerbaijani gas to Europe through Turkey was held. First gas flow started on TANAP line. In addition to President of Turkish Republic, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Mustafa Akıncı, President of Azerbaijan, İlham Aliyev, President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić and President of Ukraine, Petro Poroşenko attended the ceremony. The opening speech was held by Rövnag Abdullayev. The ceremony was realized at the Compressor and Metering Stations in Eskişehir. The TANAP project, directly and indirectly, will provide employment of ten thousand people in total.

SOCAR Turkey's Building Was opened

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - Read : 907

The opening ceremony of SOCAR Turkey's new building, SOCAR Plaza, has been held in Istanbul. The office building located in Vadiistanbul, a major business center in the city, will allow the company to manage all of its business in the country from one center. In addition to Ambassador of Azerbaijan of Ankara, Hazar Ibrahim, Consul General of Istanbul, Mesim Hacıyev, Deputy Governor of Istanbul, Ismail Gültekin, District Governor of Istanbul, Gürsoy Osman Bilgin, Senior Advisor of The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Prof. Dr. Erman Tuncer, Chairman of the Board of Directors of SOCAR Turkey, Vagif Aliyev, Ceo of SOCAR Turkey, Zaur Gahramanov, Board Members, Süleyman Gasimov and Farrukh Gasimov, Secretary General of PABSEC, Prof. Dr. Asaf Hacıyev, President of the Marmara Group Foundation, Dr.Akkan Suver and Deputy President Engin Köklüçınar also took part in the ceremony. SOCAR President Rövnag Abdullayev emphasized that this building would be the center of ever-increasing economic and cultural cooperation between two brother countries and he said that the company's investments in Turkey increased every year, with total investments to reach $19.5 billion at the opening speech. Ambassador of Republic of Azerbaijan Hazar İbrahim talked about the efficient relationships between Turkey and Azerbaijan. The last speech of ceremony was held by Dr. Akkan Suver. Dr. Suver said the following about the opening ceremony: "This ceremony is an achievement of İlham Aliyev and his colleagues who follow the footsteps of Haydar Aliyev."