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Cordial Dinner of KAGIDER

Thursday, November 24, 2016 - Read : 1044

The Women Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey (KAGİDER), which was established to improve female entrepreneurship and increase the abilities of women to participate in the labour force, has brought together the actual executive board of the organisation with its founding members. At the gathering held on November 24, 2016, the founding members – among which Mrs. Müjgan Suver, President of the EU and Human Rights Platform of the Marmara Group Foundation was present – shared their experiences with regard to the activities they have been engaged in during the establishment of KAGİDER and of different civil society foundations and discussed about the current issues, as well.

Members of The Network of Checks and Balances Meet in Istanbul

Thursday, November 24, 2016 - Read : 608

Network of Checks and Balances has held an exploratory meeting with its members in Istanbul moderated by Mujgan Suver in representation of the Marmara Group Foundation, a member of the Coordination Group. During the first session held under the title of “Political Developments and Assessing the State of Affairs” the members discussed the most recent events, the NGOs that were recently shut down as well as the state of the freedom to self organize in light of the Etat De Siege rulings. Factors to be mindful of, as well as the overall message of the network, were points of conversation.(PLEASE CLICK THE TITLE FOR DETAILS)

Visit to the Consulate of the Slovak Republic

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - Read : 1088

Marmara Group Foundation President, Dr. Akkan Suver visited the of Consul General of the Slovak Republic in Istanbul Jozef Šesták at his post and offered an informational presentation about the 20th Eurasian Economic Summit, scheduled for the 4-6 April 2017. Slovak Commercial Counsellor Marian Veres also joined the meeting.

Visit to the Iraqi Consul General Tabik

Monday, November 21, 2016 - Read : 1142

Dr. Akkan Suver, as part of the 20th Eurasian Economic Summit efforts, visited the Iraqi Consulate located in Istanbul and offered an informational presentation to Consul General Hassan Sawadi Abo Tabik.

Ana Vukadinovic’s visit

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - Read : 1395

Acting Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Economic Diplomacy and Cultural Cooperation (an initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Montenegro), Montenegro Ambassador Ana Vukadinovic visited Dr. Akkan Suver. Stating they value the Turkish investor interest in Montenegro, Ambassador Vukadinovic thought it would also be effective to promote the opportunities Montenegro offers during the 20th Eurasian Economic Summit.

Visit to the Bangladesh Consul General

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - Read : 1146

Dr. Akkan Suver visited the Bangladesh Consul General Borhan Uddin and offered an informational presentation about the 20th Eurasian Economic Summit. Dr. Akkan Suver underlined how, as a NGO, Marmara Group Foundation sees great importance in the Turkish-Bangladesh relations and stated they would highly value their participation at the event as well.

Visit to the Italian Consul General

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - Read : 1136

Dr Akkan Suver and Cafer Okyar visited the Italian Consul General Federica Ferrari Bravo at her post and offered an informational presentation pertaining to the 20th Eurasian Economic Summit. Commercial Attaché Maria Trinchieri also joined the meeting.

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is 33 years old

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Read : 1141

The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus General consul Fahri Yönlüer has held a reception in honor of the 33rd anniversary of the founding of The Republic of the Northern Cyprus. Marmara Group Foundation participated at the event with a delegation comprised of Dr. Akkan Suver, Müjgan Suver, Dr. Fatih Saraçoğlu, Cafer Okray, Engin Köklüçınar, Ertuğrul Kumcuoğlu, Prof. Dr. Atilla Dicle and Prof. Dr. Ülkü Dicle.

Chinese Overseas Friendship Association visits the Marmara Group Foundation

Monday, November 14, 2016 - Read : 1251

Chinese Overseas Friendship Association (COFA) visited the Marmara Group Foundation. Lead by Yang Bingjan, COFA delegation comprised of Xu Guixiang, Wu Jinguang, Peng Yanxia and Zhai Chaoqun were hosted by the Marmara group team including President Dr. Akkan Suver, Dr. Fatih Saraçoğlu, Cafer Okray, Ertuğrul Kumcuoğlu, Lale Aytanç Nalbant and Atty. Ercüment Güvercin. The agenda included exploration of the ways the two NGOs can collaborate as well as an exchange of opinions on cultural and economic affairs. The visiting delegation inquired about the Marmara Group Foundation's perspective on future of China and the future of the Turkish-Chinese relations. (PLEASE CLICK THE TITLE FOR DETAILS)

Dr. Akkan Suver speaks at the 20th European Forum

Saturday, November 11, 2016 - Read : 1560

Dr. Akkan Suver offered a speech on strategies for the future of Europe in the 20th European Forum organized with joint sponsorship of the Austrian Institute for European Security (AIES) lead by the Austrian Minister of Defence Dr. Werner Faslabend, along with Diplomat Academy of Vienna (DAV) and Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies(WMCES). During the forum, has co-hosts of the event DAV's Dr. Susanne Keppler-Schlesinger and WMCES's Tomi Huhtanen also offered speeches. The list of guests that spoke included Slovakian Minister of Foreign Affairs Miroslaw Lajcak, Polish Senator Dr. Bogdan Klich, President of International Institute of Strategic Studies Fraçois Heisbourg, Latvian Deputy Secretary of State, Brussels Egmont Institute Principal Dr. Sven Biscop and Pakistani Minister of Defense General Asıf Yasin Malik. On behalf of Austria, The Minister of Internal Affairs Wolfgang Sobotka and Austrian President Prof. Dr. Heinz Ficher joined the list of speakers.