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Checks and Balances Monitoring Network Advocacy Team met

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - Read : 834

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 : 1537

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 : 1610

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 : 1546

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 : 1406

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.

We commemorate 13th death anniversary of Heydar Aliyev

Monday, December 12, 2016 - Read : 1328

13 years have passed since the founder of the modern state of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev died. Heydar Aliyev who had brought his country stability, peace and unity was commemorated with numerous events organized all around the world and as in Azerbaijan. Memorial ceremonies were carried out in the cities of Ankara, İstanbul and Kars in our country. Dr. Akkan Suver made a written statement on the 13th death Anniversary of Heydar Aliyev on behalf of Marmara Group Foundation and expressed that he was one of the important leaders of our time. Dr. Suver stated; “Heydar Aliyev was an important leader of the Turkic world. He answered the calls from his people and ruled Azerbaijan uniting the country to build an independent modern country. Heydar Aliyev’s successful statemanship, determined the place of Azerbaijan in the modern world. Heydar Aliyev had signed multi-lateral collaborations with Turkey. Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline project, known as the “Contract of the Century” connected Turkey to Azerbaijan with his own words with steel cables.Modern-day Azerbaijan is his work.His successors, with the leadership of Ilham Aliyev and his friends feel the responsibility with determination and perseverance to implement his high ideals and to bring the modern republic that he has built to the future in stability and security. Today on his 13th year death anniversary we commemorate him with respect.”

We are in mourning. Condolences to the Great Turkish Nation

Sunday, December 11, 2016 - Read : 1654

On the evening of December 11, 2016, we faced an inhuman attack, malicious attack against Turkish nation in Istanbul. We wish mercy of God to all our martyrs who lost their life in this inhuman attack. We wish a speedy recovery to our veterans. Following the malicious attack Dr. Suver calls out to the Turkish nation: “Beloved Turkish nation, as Marmara Group Foundation, with our civil society identity we bow with respect in the presence of our 44 martyrs. We are in mourning. We will continue to stand tall as one body and soul against these attacks which aim to destroy peace and security of our country. We vehemently condemn this inhuman attack. With our civil society identity we call out to say to the Turkish nation; “No malicious and and treacherous act can stand against our will as a country to stay united and live together. We wish mercy of God to all our martyrs and a speedy recovery to our veterans.

Dr. Akkan Suver visited Sarajevo

Saturday, December 10, 2016 - Read : 1436

Within the framework of the 20th Eurasian Economic Summit's work, Dr. Akkan Suver together with Nigar Sargan made a working visit to Sarajevo. The working visit started with meeting Bosnia and Herzegovina Finance Minister H.E. Vjekoslav Bevanda and continued with reception by the Prime Minister of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina H.E. Fadil Novalıć. During the reception various ministers from the government were also present. Dr. Suver met state secretary H.E. Melika Mahmutbegovic and received by the President Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina H.E. Mladen Ivanic. (PLEASE CLICK THE TITLE FOR DETAILS)

İsmet Sezgin passed away

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - Read : 1393

İsmet Sezgin, among the former Turkish Parliamentary speakers has passed away. Mr. Sezgin a colorful personality in Turkish state and politics had attended several of Marmara Group Foundation’s national and international meetings. As Marmara Group Foundation we are deeply saddened by his loss. We will remember him with respect.

Marmara Group Foundation monitored the Presidential Election in Uzbekistan

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - Read : 1200

The Marmara Group Foundation delegation, Dr. Akkan Suver and Mr. Şamil Ayrım took part as observers in the Presidential Elections held in Uzbekistan. Dr. Akkan Suver and Mr. Şamil Ayrım were deployed in the city of Samarkand in Uzbekistan to fulfill their duty. They have observed polling stations at ten different election regions. After the election Dr. Akkan Suver and Mr. Şamil Ayrım hold a press conference on behalf of the observers and stated that Uzbekistan have acquired new achievements on the path of democracy with this elections.(PLEASE CLICK THE TITLE FOR DETAILS)