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February 21-22, 2023


Maintaining political cooperation and solidarity for crisis prevention, preparedness and response.
Natural and social events that occur simultaneously at unexpected times in our world lead to the formation of different crises in our world.

Our failure in combating climate change, ecological disruptions such as food, water, mineral, and metal shortages, deteriorating economic outlook, and rising energy prices are putting us face to face with a pluralism of crises.


Cost of Living

We observe that global tensions are increasing and deepening, and the cost of living is rising to a high level.

Especially, the economic side effects of Covid-19 and the multifaceted negative impacts of the Ukraine war have fueled inflation, resulting in a period of low growth and low investment.

The economic pressures our countries are facing are also eroding the gains of middle and lower-income households, reducing their purchasing power.

With the collapse of ecosystems, our planet is experiencing unprecedented heatwaves, rising seas, water scarcity, and the use of supply routes as a political tool, which could lead us to face the great cruelty of poverty in the coming years.

 It is not difficult to predict a scenario where inefficient production leads to prolonged periods of price increases. We see that the high inflation we are currently experiencing is becoming unmanageable.

Therefore, the possibility of a global recession on the horizon could increase the risk of crisis levels and push democratically governed countries into dangerous waters due to the income gap between the rich and the poor.

The endangerment of the economy and democracy, the increasing burden of taxes on the people, and the inability of governments to find solutions to these problems for the benefit of the people indicate signs of a broad humanitarian crisis.


The necessity of international security in the aftermath of Fukuyama's End of History, Brzezinski's The Great Chessboard, and Huntington's allegations of Clash of Civilizations;

In Europe; The Ukraine-Russia war, and the recent violence in the north of Kosovo.

Tensions over the Taiwan Strait in Asia, the Syrian civil war, the terror in Lebanon and Iraq, the drama in Palestine, and the irrational behavior in Afghanistan.

Radical massacres in the name of religion in Africa, piracy on the beaches, bullying between countries, alienation from democracy due to deprivation, and lack of education.

In the Americas, the struggle for the protection of individual freedoms, with the principle of fighting against the US values ​​and the principle of keeping the welfare state view alive, has left us face to face with a security crisis.

Climate Crisis and Environmental Issues

Today, as climate change caused by the burning of fossil fuels and other human activities makes heat waves hotter, longer, and more frequent, coupled with the loss of biodiversity, we are witnessing ecosystem collapse.

Because the failure in the climate crisis and the extraordinary natural disasters that cause great environmental damage puts unpayable bills in front of the states.


Food and Supply Shortage

The use of supply routes and food as weapons by Russia in the Ukraine-Russia war, including supply chains, has created a new behavior such as uncertainty and insecurity regarding global food security.

To summarize, we face not only the global food risk but also the danger of water shortage.

The increase in population in big cities, poverty in the countryside, and unequal distribution of food seem to lead our planet and the future of humanity to uncertainty.

The availability of adequate quantities of suitable and quality food is important.

Access to available food is more important.

Benefiting from the food available and access is the most important of all. And all this needs to happen in a stable way.

Today, we do not have the chance to say that adequate nutrition, clean water, and all physiological needs are met.

Food insecurity is not temporary, but chronic.

Our task should be to draw the roadmap for making food systems efficient and sustainable.

Migration Crisis

Today, involuntary migration continues in an increasing number every day.

In some places, displacements created by those fleeing the war.

The desire to live in better conditions in some places.

The desire to be more free in some places.

In some places, the thought of getting rid of thirst, hunger, and misery are important factors that create involuntary migration.

Therefore, the migration epidemic is a separate part of the crises we are experiencing.


Human Rights Violations

Violations of rights and the use of violence in all areas, inequalities, restrictions on freedoms, the loss of validity of rights granted by laws in practice, concern citizens about the right to life.

We hear torture and ill-treatment news every day.

Violations of rights related to thought, expression, assembly, and gathering are on the agenda worldwide.

The protection of women's human rights and children, their access to equal rights and opportunities with men, the prevention of violence against women, and the right to education are still a matter of debate in many countries.

Rights violations and inequalities also stand before us as a part of the crisis geography.


The Future of Artificial Intelligence

What started with artificial intelligence taking over simple tasks, enabling employees to focus on more important tasks, and organizations managing their operations more efficiently, has now evolved into something entirely different.

 We are facing artificial intelligence that imitates humans and even surpasses human intelligence.

Is artificial intelligence an opportunity or a disaster for humanity?

Can it lead to a complete redesign of the world?

Since we, as humans, will decide how to use this technology, the rapid completion of artificial intelligence laws is necessary.


Economic and Energy Bottleneck

The economic bottleneck and fuel prices are the biggest problems for humanity.

Especially, the increase in energy prices is creating difficult problems to deal with.

While everyone talks about energy efficiency, less greenhouse gas emissions, better energy security, and thus more sustainable economic growth, no country takes action, and decisions are postponed to another year.

 First, a two-year outbreak of disease, then the Ukraine-Russia war, and now the competition between major countries in the economy and energy fields is pushing our planet into a narrow strait.

Are we going to live with these crises?
Or will we look for ways to eliminate crises?

At the 27th Eurasian Economic Summit, we will discuss the ideas that will bring humanity out of the crisis with the dimensions of economy and energy.

We will open discussion and share our views and experiences on topics such as promoting innovation, building trust, quickly catching investment opportunities, reducing inequalities, and completing the artificial intelligence law that seems to be forgotten today.

On the other hand, we are in the 11th year of the Belt and Road Initiative.

 As the Marmara Group Foundation and the Eurasian Economic Summits, we attach great importance to China's "Belt and Road Initiative".

At the 27th Eurasian Economic Summit, we will consider the “Belt and Road Initiative” as a dialogue project of peace, prosperity, and civilization in its eleventh year.

We will discuss this initiative, which will connect Beijing to London by land and sea, extending from the Asian Continent to Europe, with its social and cultural dimensions as well as its economic aspect.


The Special Session of the 27th Eurasian Economic Summit

Süleyman Demirel on the 100th Anniversary of His Birth

With a special session, we will commemorate Türkiye’s 9th President Süleyman Demirel, who contributed to the existence of the Marmara Group Foundation and to the Eurasian Economic Summits.

As the Marmara Group Foundation and the Eurasian Economic Summits, we will listen to the late Süleyman Demirel from his friends from Türkiye and abroad, since the importance we attach to the feeling of loyalty is our greatest attribute.