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Saturday, July 21, 2018 - Read : 658

We mark the anniversary of Happy Peace Operation which conducted 44 years ago by Turkish Armed Forces to say "stop" to the mass destruction campaign against the Turks who live in the Cyprus Island. Dr. Akkan Suver made a statement concerning the anniversary of this great operation and said "we are very proud of all our martyrs and we would like to commemorate them, especially late Rauf Denktaş and Dr. Fazıl Küçük on this great day. Dr. Suver's statement as following: "Turkey, which used its guarantor rights designated in 1960 Zurich and London Agreements, intervened in the island because of the constant increase of the atrocious attacks against Cypriot Turks. This was really a peace operation. Since then, Turkish Cypriots continue to live in peaceful and democratic environment. Today, Turkish Cypriots are in safety thanks to this great and successful operation. I would like to commemorate Rauf Denktaş, the great leader of Turkish Cypriots, and Dr. Fazıl Küçük with great respect and gratitude once more on the 44th anniversary of this great operation.

Şamil Ayrım Becomes Chairman of the Turkey-Azerbaijan Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - Read : 273

Şamil Ayrım, is Member of Parliament from Istanbul and Deputy President of the Marmara Group Foundation, was elected Chairman of the Turkey-Azerbaijan Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group. We congratulate Şamil Ayrım who has been performing the same task successfully for eight years.Dr. Akkan Suver shared the happiness of Şamil Ayrım, who was also elected Member of Delegation to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee, at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey on behalf of the Marmara Group Foundation.

Dr. Akkan Suver visited Ambassador of Montenegro in His Office

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - Read : 438

Dr. Akkan Suver, who is continuing his contacts in Ankara, visited Branko Milic, Ambassador of Montenegro in Turkey in his office. Dr. Akkan Suver was accompanied by Umut Ökten in the acceptance of Branko Milic.

Dr. Akkan Suver and Ambassador of Uzbekistan Came Together to Negotiate

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - Read : 457

Dr. Akkan Suver, who is continuing his contacts in Ankara, visited Alişer Agzamhadjev, is Ambassador of Uzbekistan in Turkey, in his office and they talked about the growing relations of civil society between Turkey and Uzbekistan. Umut Ökten from the Marmara Group Foundation attended the visit as well.

Dr. Suver Visited Ambassador of Slovenia

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - Read : 595

Dr. Akkan Suver, accompanied by Umut Ökten from the Marmara Group Foundation, visited Igor Jukic, is Ambassador of Slovenia in Turkey, in his office. At the visit, Dr. Suver and Ambassador Igor Jukic talked about the Bled Strategic Forum to be held in September.

The Second Anniversary of 15 July

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - Read : 413

We are commemorating all our martyrs on the occasion of the painful anniversary of 15 July with great respect and gratitude once more. Our consolation is the people's resistance and solidarity against the coup attempt all together. We are expressing our high gratitude to our veterans on this glorious epic day of nation who displayed a historic example of solidarity. We, as the Marmara Group Foundation, condemn those who attempted to do this with our identity of civil society. We wish God's mercy and grace for our martyrs and we hope that this kind of treacherous attempts will never happen again.

Şamil Ayrım Took Part in the Visits of President Erdoğan to Baku and Nicosia

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - Read : 500

Şamil Ayrım took part in the visits of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who visited to Azerbaijan and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus after re-inauguration as president. They first visited the mausoleum of founding president of Azerbaijan Haydar Aliyev and then Baku Martyrs' Lane on the first official visit which was made to brother Azerbaijan. President Erdoğan, who attended a joint press conference with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, also made an official visit to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who was welcomed by his counterpart TRNC President Mustafa Akıncı, put a wreath at the Statue of Atatürk in Nicosia and then participated in a dinner that was organized in honor of him. Baku and Nicosia visits were accompanied by Tuğrul Türkeş, former Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey.

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Takes over Turkey’s Presidency

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - Read : 403

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, was elected as the President of Turkey in the presidential election which was held on June 24, 2018, proceeded to the official ceremony attended by the 50 foreign leaders at the presidential complex in Ankara's Beştepe district after he took oath of office in July 9,2018 at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey. He started his speech with a prayer and said "I am begging My God as in the first day which I was announced as a candidate for presidency. Then Erdoğan continued his words as following: "The people chose us on June 24. We will try to be worthy of our nation with the awareness that we are the president not only of those who voted for us, but all 81 million citizens of Turkey. Today, we are making a fresh start. In this new era, I hope we will take the steps for the reforms to be realized with our cabinet by working together.” Şamil Ayrım, Deputy President of the Marmara Group Foundation and Member of Parliament from Istanbul and Dr. Fatih Saraçoğlu, Secretary General of the Marmara Group Foundation also participated in the oath ceremony.

We lost Şarık Tara

Saturday, June 29, 2018 - Read : 640

We lost Şarık Tara, is the founder of ENKA Holding. He was one of the leading names of Turkish industrial world. Şarık Tara always had an important place in education and culture as much as it is in the Turkish industry. Dr. Akkan Suver said that the passing away of Şarık Tara is the loss of Turkish intellectual business world. Dr. Suver said the following: We all felt very sad when we heard that he had passed away. Deceased Şarık Tara was not only a businessman, but a heartfelt man. He gave great importance to the activities of the Marmara Group Foundation in the area of civil society and he always appreciated the high success of the foundation in Eurasian Economic Summits. He, was one of the distinguished participants of our meetings, honoured our activities as a guest speaker from time to time. Also, precious Şarık Tara, who was giving economic support to our studies, was a member of Eurasian Economic Summits. The loss of Şarık Tara, who attended the 12nd Eurasian Economic Summit on November 6, 2009 as a speaker, is the loss of Turkish intellectual business world. We share this unimaginable pain of his family and we would like to express our sincere condolences to the Turkish business community as the Marmara Group Foundation.

Cafer Okray Participated in the European Institute for Eurasian Dialogue Forum

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - Read : 692

On Saturday, June 23, 2018, the European Institute for Eurasian Dialogue Forum, which was attended by several civil society leaders from Turkey, Italy, Australia, Greece and Belgium, was held at the Italian School Ship Amerigo Vespucci located in Navy Base of La Spezia, Italy. They have discussed the ways of how the most developed countries promote their industrial system on the playground of the global competitiveness, and they also emphasized the significance of the Eurasian Dialogue. Cafer Okray represented the Turkish civil society in the Forum on behalf of the Marmara Group Foundation.