Latest News From Marmara Foundation

Turkish Republic now 93 years old

Monday, October 31, 2016 - Read : 1386

We just realized the 93rd anniversary of the republic, which the admired founder of the republic Atatürk himself recognized as the "The Great Day of the People". Having raisend the Turkish people from a future of subordination to that of free citizenry, and having given them a place of honor among the free peoples of the civic nations, the founding of republic was celebrated with much zest. On October 29th Governor of Istanbul Vasip Şahin received his guests of honors in the morning (as is common and customary in religious and nationally significant memorials.) During the evening, he later held a reception at the Istanbul WOW hotel. During the celebratory observation, Major General of the First Division of the Turkish Army, Istanbul Mayor Kadir Topbaş as well as other leading officials from the military, economic and diplomatic circles were in attendance. Dr. Akkan Suver, Engin Köklüçınar and Kenan Acıkök representing the Marmara Group Foundation celebrated the joyous occasion with the mayor as well.

Network of Checks and Balances realizes its 2nd Great Meeting in Ankara

Saturday, November 4, 2016 - Read : 1464

Marmara Group Foundation's long standing collaborator (since 2011) Network of Checks and Balances has convened in Ankara in 27-28 October 2016. At this meeting, in which issues pertaining to the recent political developments and current state of affairs formed the crux of the discussions, the spokesperson of the legislation working group Müjgan Suver has represented the foundation. The wide range of stake holders and members discussed the agenda for each component of the network, as well as defined and allocated roles and responsibilities for the sustainability of the network. As a result of the assessments, it was decided that Marmara Group Strategic and Social Research Foundation shall continue work under the Democratic Participation Group as a component of the Network much like the Istanbul Policy Center -IPC, or National Democratic Institute -NDI.

Dr. Suver Visits Kosovo Consul General

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - Read : 1262

Dr. Akkan Suver, recently visited Kosovo Consul General Rahim Morina at his post in Istanbul to extend an in-person invitation to the Eurasia Economic Summit. During the visit, Ambassador Morina appreciated and acknowledged the significance Dr. Suver and Marmara Group Foundation attributes to their relationship with Kosovo. The meeting ended with the plan for a strong Kosovo presence at the summit.

Azerbaijan Consul General Mesim Hacıyev Visits Marmara Group Foundation

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - Read : 1713

Azerbaijani Consul General Mesim Hacıyev and Consul Esmira Huseynova visited the Marmara Group Foundation. The president of the foundation, Dr. Akkan Suver after reviewing the current works of Marmara Group with the distinguished guests, emphasized the significant role that non-governmental organizations could play in strengthening the relations between Azerbijan and Turkey. The two parties shared formative opinions on the upcoming 20th Eurasian Economic Summit planned for next year, and concluded with the signing of the honorary guest book.

Azerbijan Vice President Prof. Dr. Ali Hasanov visits Turkey

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - Read : 1548

Azerbijan Vice President Prof. Dr. Ali Hasanov, recently visited with Turkish government officials including Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlut Çavuşoğlu. Dr. Akkan Suver and Şamil Ayrım were also present at the dinner Deputy Prime Minister Tuğrul Türkeş hosted for Prof. Dr. Ali Hasanov in honor of his visit. Azerbaijani General Consel Faig Bagırov, Former Tourism Minister of Turkey İlhan Aküzüm, İstanbul Congressman Murtuza Zengin, along with SOCAR Turkey Chairman of the Board Vagıf Aliyev also joined the dinner.

Kazakhstan's Ambassador bids Farewell to Turkey

Monday, October 24, 2016 - Read : 1434

Kazakhstan Ambassador H.E. Canseyit Tüymebayev bids farewell to Turkey as he leaves for his new post as the Southern State Governor in Kazakhstan. High ranking officials and businessmen have attended to the farewell reception at the Istanbul Intercontinental Hotel. Delivering a speech at the reception, Dr. Akkan Suver remarked the successful and efficient works by the Ambassador during his appointment and because of his achivement in the development of Turkish-Kazakh relations, his warm memories would not be forgotten.


Saturday, October 21, 2016 - Read : 1458

Within the scope of the works of 20th Eurasian Economic Summit, Dr. Akkan Suver has given information to the Consul General of Republic of Poland Hon. Mr. Grzegorz Michalski about the 20th Eurasian Economic Summit during his visit to the Consulate General of Republic of Poland. At the meeting, Mr. Suver has emphasized the importance of participation of Republic of Poland in the Summit and has stated that the Summit will also provide both countries with the enhancement of their related commercial relations.

The Alliance of Civilizations meeting is held in Istanbul

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - Read : 1471

The Alliance of Civilizations meeting is held in Istanbul with the participation of Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations. The International Conference on “Role of Youth in Preventing & Countering Violent Extremism” was held in Istanbul Hilton Hotel. Tuğrul Türkeş, Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey have also participated the conference. Ambassador Ramil Hasnaov, Secretary General of the Turkic Council and Chief Advisor of the Prime Minister, Prof. Dr. Bekir Karlığa have also addressed the audience at the conference. Dr. Akkan Suver and Atty. Ercüment Güvercin have attended the conference from the Marmara Group Foundation.

Marmara Group Foundation have visited the Uzbekistan Consulate

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - Read : 1434

The Board members of the Marmara Group Foundation, Dr. Akkan Suver, Mr. Ertuğrul Kumcuoğlu, Dr. Fatih Saraçoğlu and Mr. Cafer Okray have visited the Consul General of Uzbekistan in Istanbul, Hon. Shukhrat Aminov and Consul Mr. Jahongir Parmanov in their office and invited them to the upcoming 20th Eurasian Economic Summit. During the visit Consul General of Uzbekistan Mr. Shukhrat Aminov has given brief info about Uzbekistan post- Islam Karimov.

Marmara Group Foundation members have visited Patriarch Bartholomew in his office

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - Read : 1472

Marmara Group Foundation members Dr. Akkan Suver, Mr. Engin Köklüçınar, Mr. Cafer Okray and Mr. Kenan Acıkök have visited Patriarch Bartholomew in his office and invited him to the upcoming 20th Eurasian Economic Summit. The Marmara Group representatives gave a detailed information about the summit and thanked Patriarch Bartholomew for his support to the activities of the Marmara Group Foundation.