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Nizami Caferov Commemorates Ataturk at the Consulate General of Hungary in Istanbul

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - Read : 1061

Marmara Group Foundation with support of the gracious host Hungarian Consulate in Istanbul, organized a commemoration service in honor of the 78th anniversary of the passing away of Ataturk. In the event, Ataturk Center in Azerbaijan President and Member of The Azerbaijani Parliament Prof. Dr. Nizami Caferov offered his speech on "Ataturk in Azerbaijan". During his speech to the officials on diplomatic duty, he conveyed the perspectives towards Ataturk through the writings and speeches of three historic figures Neriman Nerimanov, Mehmet Emin Resulzade and Haydar Aliyev. In turn, he covered the scientific and literary pieces on Ataturk from each period in chronological sequence. In the opening address Dr. Akkan Suver and H.E. Hungarian Consulate Balázs Hendrich highlighted the respect towards and significance of Ataturk in Hungary as well as Turkey.

Marmara Group Foundation visits Gagauzia

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - Read : 1355

A Marmara Group foundation represenation committee composed of Atty. At Law Ercüment Güvercin, Kenan Acıkök and lead by of Deputy President Engin Köklüçınar participated at the workshop named "Gagauzia - Invest 2016" organized in Moldova - Autonomous Territorial Unit of Gagauzia. Engin Köklüçınar, being received by the President of the Autonomous Territorial Unit of Gagauzia Irına Vlah, has invited her to the 20th Eurasian Economic Summit. Mr. Köklüçınar emphasized the significance of the Turkey - Gagauzia relationships during the speech he gave at one of the sessions.

Visit to Prof. Dr. Erman Tuncer

Saturday, November 4, 2016 - Read : 1054

A group of representatives including the President of the Marmara Group Foundation Dr. Akkan Suver, including Şamil Ayrım and Cafer Okray has visited the Istanbul Mayor Prof. Dr. Erman Tuncer at his post, and thanked him on behalf of the foundation for the high interest he has shown to the Eurasian Economic Summit events. Marmara Group Foundation representatives stated they were most appreciative for the support they have received from his office.

Abdullah Gül hosted Marmara Group foundation

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - Read : 1150

Marmara Group Foundtion, as part of the efforts to organize the 20th Eurasian Economic Summit has visited, 11th President Abdullah Gül to offer an informational presentation. Receiving the party from the foundation, comprised of Dr. Akkan Suver, Ertuğrul Kumcuoğlu, Müjgan Suver, Dr. Fatih Saraçoğlu, Lale Aytanç Nalbant, Engin Köklüçınar, Cafer Okray, Mete Güldamlası, Atty. Ercüment Güvercin, and Kenan Acıkök; President Abdullah Gül confirmed he will be present at the 20th Eurasian Economic Summit.

Turkish Republic now 93 years old

Monday, October 31, 2016 - Read : 1126

We just realized the 93rd anniversary of the republic, which the admired founder of the republic Atatürk himself recognized as the "The Great Day of the People". Having raisend the Turkish people from a future of subordination to that of free citizenry, and having given them a place of honor among the free peoples of the civic nations, the founding of republic was celebrated with much zest. On October 29th Governor of Istanbul Vasip Şahin received his guests of honors in the morning (as is common and customary in religious and nationally significant memorials.) During the evening, he later held a reception at the Istanbul WOW hotel. During the celebratory observation, Major General of the First Division of the Turkish Army, Istanbul Mayor Kadir Topbaş as well as other leading officials from the military, economic and diplomatic circles were in attendance. Dr. Akkan Suver, Engin Köklüçınar and Kenan Acıkök representing the Marmara Group Foundation celebrated the joyous occasion with the mayor as well.

Network of Checks and Balances realizes its 2nd Great Meeting in Ankara

Saturday, November 4, 2016 - Read : 1159

Marmara Group Foundation's long standing collaborator (since 2011) Network of Checks and Balances has convened in Ankara in 27-28 October 2016. At this meeting, in which issues pertaining to the recent political developments and current state of affairs formed the crux of the discussions, the spokesperson of the legislation working group Müjgan Suver has represented the foundation. The wide range of stake holders and members discussed the agenda for each component of the network, as well as defined and allocated roles and responsibilities for the sustainability of the network. As a result of the assessments, it was decided that Marmara Group Strategic and Social Research Foundation shall continue work under the Democratic Participation Group as a component of the Network much like the Istanbul Policy Center -IPC, or National Democratic Institute -NDI.

Dr. Suver Visits Kosovo Consul General

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - Read : 1040

Dr. Akkan Suver, recently visited Kosovo Consul General Rahim Morina at his post in Istanbul to extend an in-person invitation to the Eurasia Economic Summit. During the visit, Ambassador Morina appreciated and acknowledged the significance Dr. Suver and Marmara Group Foundation attributes to their relationship with Kosovo. The meeting ended with the plan for a strong Kosovo presence at the summit.

Azerbaijan Consul General Mesim Hacıyev Visits Marmara Group Foundation

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - Read : 1295

Azerbaijani Consul General Mesim Hacıyev and Consul Esmira Huseynova visited the Marmara Group Foundation. The president of the foundation, Dr. Akkan Suver after reviewing the current works of Marmara Group with the distinguished guests, emphasized the significant role that non-governmental organizations could play in strengthening the relations between Azerbijan and Turkey. The two parties shared formative opinions on the upcoming 20th Eurasian Economic Summit planned for next year, and concluded with the signing of the honorary guest book.

Azerbijan Vice President Prof. Dr. Ali Hasanov visits Turkey

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - Read : 1222

Azerbijan Vice President Prof. Dr. Ali Hasanov, recently visited with Turkish government officials including Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlut Çavuşoğlu. Dr. Akkan Suver and Şamil Ayrım were also present at the dinner Deputy Prime Minister Tuğrul Türkeş hosted for Prof. Dr. Ali Hasanov in honor of his visit. Azerbaijani General Consel Faig Bagırov, Former Tourism Minister of Turkey İlhan Aküzüm, İstanbul Congressman Murtuza Zengin, along with SOCAR Turkey Chairman of the Board Vagıf Aliyev also joined the dinner.

Kazakhstan's Ambassador bids Farewell to Turkey

Monday, October 24, 2016 - Read : 1144

Kazakhstan Ambassador H.E. Canseyit Tüymebayev bids farewell to Turkey as he leaves for his new post as the Southern State Governor in Kazakhstan. High ranking officials and businessmen have attended to the farewell reception at the Istanbul Intercontinental Hotel. Delivering a speech at the reception, Dr. Akkan Suver remarked the successful and efficient works by the Ambassador during his appointment and because of his achivement in the development of Turkish-Kazakh relations, his warm memories would not be forgotten.