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Visit to the Consulate General of Georgia

Saturday, January 13, 2017 - Read : 1212

As part of the 20th Eurasian Economic Summit, Dr. Akkan Suver payed Irakli Asashvili, the consul General of Georgia in Istanbul a visit in his Office and made an information presentation. In his visit, Dr. Akkan Suver highlighted the importance that is given by the Marmara Group Foundation to Georgia’s participation with regards to the significance of the existing relationship between Turkey and Georgia.

We have lost Rafsanjani and Herzog

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - Read : 1073

We have lost two important statesmen who played an active role in the world politics. On behalf of the Marmara Group Foundation, Dr. Akkan Suver signed the Books of Condolences that were open in the Consulate General of Islamic Republic of Iran in Istanbul and the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Istanbul upon the deaths of Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani who served as the President of Islamic Republic of Iran between 1989 and 1997 and Prof. Dr. Roman Herzog who served as the President of Federal Republic of Germany between 1994 and 1999. As Marmara Group Foundation, we bow respectfully before Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani and Prof. Dr. Roman Herzog’s spiritual presence.

We have entered the New Year with sorrow

Monday, January 2, 2017 - Read : 1255

In the first hours of 2017, we have lost 39 people in the terrorist attack which took place in Reina Nightclub, İstanbul. Dr. Akkan Suver, making a statement upon such terrorist attack which innocent people suffered while celebrating the new year, indicated that “-in reality, this is no more than a new way of an attempt to have a total attack against the mankind. They can neither frighten us nor drift us into a state of chaos. We will stay together against the terrorist threat.” The President of Marmara Group Strategic and Social Research Foundation Dr. Akkan Suver’s statement is as such: “-As Marmara Group Strategic and Social Research Foundation, the terrorist attack which took place in Reina Nightclub, Istanbul in the first hours of the new year, is a crime committed against all mankind. That incident did not only target our citizens but also our Lebanese, Israeli, Iraqi, Moroccan, Libyan, Saudi Arabian, Tunisian, Hindustani, Jordanian, Kuwaiti, Syrian, Russian, Belgian and Canadian guests. We wish for this incident that targets the mankind as much as Turkey to be the last one. We have full faith in our government to find the perpetrators of this terrorist attack which we curse with our social society identity and to do whatever is necessary until these enemies of the mankind are wiped off. In the meantime, I believe that this incident that we have suffered will bound us more. I also believe that all that has happened will not darken our future; on the contrary, it will conduce us toward brighter days in unity. Our condolences to all humanity.”

We Have Celebrated Hanukkah and Christmas

Monday, December 26, 2016 - Read : 1345

Hanukkah, festival of lights as our Jewish citizens call and Christmas or Birth Holiday of our Catholic and Orthodox citizens were celebrated throughout Turkey. President Erdoğan and Prime Minister Yıldırım congratulated the Jewish, Catholic and Orthodox citizens on the occasion of their holidays with a message. The Hanukkah Festival was held in Istanbul at Esma Sultan Mansion with a celebration organized by Beşiktaş Municipality, while the Orthodox and Catholics celebrated Christmas in their churches. Dr. Akkan Suver and Atty. Ercüment Güvercin have participated the celebrations on behalf of the Marmara Foundation.

We have lost Ambassador of Russia to Turkey Andrey Karlov

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - Read : 1448

We have lost one of great friend’s of the Marmara Foundation, Russian Ambassador to Turkey H.E. Andrey Karlov. This despicable attack to estimable Russian Ambassador H.E. Andrey Karlov is an assault against humanity. Ambassador H.E. Andrei Karlov played an important role in the development of the political, social, cultural and civil society relations between Turkey and Russia. He gave great importance to the Eurasian works of the Marmara Foundation. Marmara Group Foundation will always cherish the memory of Andrey Karlov.

Checks and Balances Monitoring Network Advocacy Team met

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - Read : 829

Following the agenda for the proposal of the new constitution in the Turkish Parliament last week,Checks and Balances Monitoring Network Advocacy Team met in Antalya, 16-18 December 2016 for a two-day meeting to examine new proposal's coherence with checks and balance mechanisms.

We opened the Eurasian Tunnel

Monday, December 19, 2016 - Read : 1518

We have crossed the Eurasian Tunnel a day before the Opening Ceremony on 20th of December with the special tour organized for Minister of Transport and Maritime Affairs of Montenegro H.E. Osman Nurković. In the picture you may see Ambassador of Montenegro H.E. Branko Milić, Honorary Consul General of Montenegro, Dr. Akkan Suver, Ministry of Transportation Head of EU Department Aykut Genç and District Director of Highways Ziya Erdem and his staff at the Eurasian Tunnel

Montenegrins came together

Monday, December 19, 2016 - Read : 1576

Montenegrins, living in Istanbul came together at the night event organized by the Yugoslavia Montenegro Emigrant Association. Ambassador of Montenegro H.E. Branko Milić, Honorary Consul General of Montenegro Dr. Akkan Suver, Consul General of Serbia Jovica Topalovic were present at the event organized by the President of the Association of Montenegro Emigrants Atty. Recep Sancaktar. Artists attending from Montenegro, Neno Muric and Jasna Scepanovic gave an exceptional concert to the guests.

Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Istanbul spoke at the Marmara Group Foundation

Saturday, December 16, 2016 - Read : 1524

Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Istanbul Mr. Qian Bo made a presentation at the Marmara Group Foundation about the Turkey-China relations. Consul General Mr. Qian Bo brought up the politic and economic cooperation of Turkey and China emphasizing the imbalance of foreign trade against Turkey. Consul General Mr. Qian Bo underlined the importance of the Hİstorical Silk Road and stated that it would be more lucrative to be loyal to its original route. As an example of cooperation of trade he mentioned the partnerships in Solar Energy industries. Consul General Mr. Qian Bo referred to the importance of tourism and the significance of 1% of the Chinese citizens going abroad visiting Turkey. The meeting of the Marmara Group Foundation took place in a friendly atmosphere of the historical Malta Pavilion and answering questions of Prof. Sema Kalaycıoğlu, Hüsamettin Kavi and Ali Talip Özdemir, Consul General Mr. Qian Bo said "my duty is to make things easier," and invited the participants to China.

Vasip Şahin, the Governor of Istanbul receives the Marmara Group Foundation

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - Read : 1384

H.E. Vasip Şahin, the Governor of Istanbul received the Marmara Group Foundation. As part of the preparations for 20th Eurasian Economic Summit, a delegation including Dr. Akkan Suver, Müjgan Suver and Dr. Fatih Saraçoğlu paid a visit to H.E. Vasip Şahin, the Governor of Istanbul at his Office. The group exchanged views with His Excellency about the upcoming Summit. Following to the invitation of the delegation, Vasip Şahin stated –by referring his cooperation regarding the previous Summits– his support would maintain for this year’s Summit as well.