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At the Istanbul Consulate General of Germany, Dr. Akkan Suver, expresses his Sympathies for the loss of the German Tourists

Saturday, January 15, 2016 - Read : 1449

Dr. Akkan Suver conveyed his condolences in person following the opening of a Book of Condolences at the Istanbul Consulate General of Germany for those German citizens killed during the incident occurred in form of a terrible terrorist attack through a suicide bombing act at the Istanbul’s Sultanahmet Square. He stated that ‘Today, we have gathered here together to commemorate our German brothers, the victims of the greatest enemy of the humanity, namely terrorism’. We, all, are obliged to fight against terrorism; this is a duty ascribed to the people all over the world. Fully aware of this responsibility, I would like to express my Sympathies to the German Nation and call out the whole world for the fight against terrorism on a common ground.

Network for Checks and Balances bring together various groups aiming to facilitate participatory and comprehensive process for the permanent peace

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - Read : 665

Network for Checks and Balances brings together different groups through the building of a participatory and comprehensive process to achieve permanent peace. The Network performed the first of the meetings which are organized with the aim of getting process-embracing views from different segments of society on January 14, 2016 together with the expert-group composed of academicians and journalists. The first of the meetings held on Thursday, January 14, 2016 in Istanbul with the aims of obtaining proprietorial views from different parts of the society and forming suggestions targeting a participatory and comprehensive process for permanent peace were realized with attendance of the experts in fields of academy and journalism. During the first meeting organized with the experts from the fields of politics, law and international relations, the current political and societal situation was scrutinized. Furthermore, an exchange of views took place with regard to the reason of the involvement of the Network within the building of the process and the related fields focused on, and the elimination of the current obstacles by means of the possible concrete steps to be taken in the course of process building.

Within the framework of the preparations of the 19th Eurasian Economic Summit, Dr. Akkan Suver continues his visits to the Ambassadors in Ankara.

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - Read : 1853

During the meetings taking place with H.E. Amran Bin Mohamed ZIN, the Ambassador of Malaysia, H.E. Anna TURENICOVA, the Ambassador of Slovak Republic, H.E. Mieczyslaw CIENIUCH, the Ambassador of Poland, H.E. Audrius BRUZGA, the Ambassador of Lithuania, H.E. Pavel KAFKA, the Ambassador of Czech Republic, H.E. M. Allama SIDDIKI, the Ambassador of Bangladesh the Chargé d'affaires of Embassy of Croatia Mario Zadro and H.E. Yu HONGYANG, the Ambassador of The People's Republic of China, Dr. Akkan Suver made mention of the importance of the Eurasian Economic Summits and provided them with the information pertaining to the prestige and achievements of a civil initiative operating for 19 successive years.

Members of the Network for Checks and Balances come together in Istanbul

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - Read : 672

In relation the preparation session for the Grand Meeting to be held on February 20, 2016, the members of Network for Checks and Balances in Istanbul came together to discuss the institutional and advocacy priorities of the Network prior to the big event. During the meeting of January 12, 2016, the members exchanged views on the institutional and advocacy priorities of the Network. Different groups were constituted and each was assigned a moderator at the time of the discussions. Mrs. Müjgan Suver, the president of the EU and Human Rights Platform of the Marmara Group Foundation, acted as the member of the Coordination Group and took over the moderation of her group. At the group meetings, the remarkable standpoints were compiled and shared with the other participants.

Dr. Akkan Suver and Şamil Ayrım from the Marmara Group Foundation attend together the inauguration of the 8th Ambassadors Conference

Monday, January 11, 2016 - Read : 1207

On behalf of the Marmara Group Foundation, Dr. Akkan Suver and Mr. Şamil Ayrım attended together to the Conference of Ambassadors in Ankara held annually by the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Conference of Ambassadors initiated with the workings in the capital city by the Keynote Speech of H.E. Mr. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, continued its workings in Gaziantep.

The Preparations for the 2nd Grand Meeting of the Network for Checks and Balances on the go

Saturday, January 08, 2016 - Read : 1349

The President of the EU and Human Rights Platform, Mrs. Müjgan Suver, also the member and Spokeswoman of the Network for Checks and Balances was in Ankara prior to the meeting of the organisation. In the preparatory meeting of the Second Plenary Session to be held on the February 20-21st, 2016 in Istanbul, Mrs. Suver and the other members of Working Group of the Decision Makers exchanged views and discussed about the necessities to be reflected upon the priorities of the advocacy and institutive priorities of the Network.

H.E. Mr. Ismail Kahraman, the Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, receives the delegation of the Marmara Group Foundation at the Office in Dolmabahçe Palace

Monday, December 28, 2015 - Read : 1854

At the Office in Dolmabahçe Palace, H.E. Mr. Ismail Kahraman, the Speaker of Assembly, received the delegation of the Marmara Group Foundation –presided by Dr. Akkan Suver– with the inclusion of Şamil Ayrım, H.E. Ertuğrul Kumcuoğlu, Yüksel Çengel, Müjgan Suver, Lale Aytanç Nalbant, Cengiz Güldamlası and Ercüment Güvercin. During the visit, H.E. Kahraman, the Speaker of the National Assembly, was given a briefing via presentation including the preparations of the Marmara Group Foundation and invited to the 19th Eurasian Economic Summit.

Benediction of Christmas

Saturday, December 26, 2015 - Read : 1891

Christmas was reverenced both by the Syrian Catholic Patriarchate and Syrian Orthodox Patriarchate. In accompany with His Highness Mor Filiksinos Yusuf Çetin from the Patriarchal Vicar of the Syriac Orthodox Church in Istanbul and Ankara and His Highness Yusuf Sağ from the Syrian Catholic Patriarchal Horepiskopos, the delegation of the Marmara Group Foundation, represented by Dr. Akkan Suver and Cafer Okray, participated in the ceremonies marking the occasion of this exceptional Day of the Christian World.

Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator Ambassador Volkan Bozkır receives the delegation of the Marmara Group Foundation

Saturday, December 25, 2015 - Read : 1498

Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator Ambassador Volkan Bozkır, received the delegation of the Marmara Group Foundation at his Working Office at the District of Ortaköy, Istanbul. Within the scope of the workings of the19th Eurasian Economic Summit, the delegation – presided by Dr. Akkan Suver – including H.E. Ertuğrul Kumcuoğlu, Cafer Okray, Müjgan Suver, Lale Aytanç Nalbant and Yalçın Sönmez were available during the visit and informed His Excellency Bozkır about the upcoming Summit. The delegation invited H.E. Bozkır to the inauguration ceremony of the 19th Eurasian Economic Summit to be held on April 6, 2016 in Istanbul.

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

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - Read : 1769

H.E. Vasip Şahin, the Governor of Istanbul received the Marmara Group Foundation. As part of the preparations for 19th Eurasian Economic Summit, a delegation including Dr. Akkan Suver, Engin Köklüçınar, H.E. Ertuğrul Kumcuoğlu, H.E. General Necdet Timur, Şamil Ayrım, Müjgan Suver, Yüksel Çengel, Cafer Okray and Ercüment Güvercin 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.