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We have entered the New Year with sorrow

Monday, January 2, 2017 - Read : 1331

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 : 1414

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 : 1527

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 : 859

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 : 1611

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 : 1708

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 : 1624

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 : 1474

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 : 1383

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 : 1747

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.