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Şamil Ayrım awarded with the Medal of Friendship

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - Read : 32

President of Azerbaijan İlham Aliyev, awarded Şamil Ayrım, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Marmara Group Foundation, and Istanbul Deputy, with the Medal of Friendship. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Ceyhun Bayramov presented the medal to Şamil Ayrım at an official ceremony held at the Azerbaijani Embassy in Ankara. On the occasion of the presentation ceremony, President of Marmara Group Foundation Dr. Akkan Suver presented a letter to the President of Azerbaijan, İlham Aliyev, through the Embassy, to thank him on behalf of the Foundation. Şamil Ayrım was previously honored with the Azerbaijan Progress Medal in 2011. President of Marmara Group Foundation Dr. Akkan Suver also was honored by the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev with the Medal of Progress in 2006 and the Medal of Friendship in 2011. The Marmara Group Foundation is grateful for its two members to be honored with medals by the President of Azerbaijan in separate time periods.

Consul General of Azerbaijan to Istanbul Mesim Hacıyev, whose term of office expired in Istanbul, returned to Baku

Thursday, August 6, 2020 - Read : 85

Dr. Akkan Suver said that Mesim Hacıyev is a diplomat who has accomplished important events in Istanbul. The words of Dr. Akkan Suver about Mesim Hacıyev are as follows: “Nowadays, when you are leaving Istanbul due to the expiration of your term of office; We wish you vast success in your new missions. While you were serving as the Consul General in Istanbul, you enabled us to undertake good services together with the support you have given to our Marmara Group Foundation. Therefore, we bear the high honor of our successful collaborations. As Marmara Group Foundation, we are grateful to you for allowing us to take part with our civil society identity, in the events you put forward in the framework of exceptional relations existing between Azerbaijan and Turkey. We will not forget your friendship and services. While we wish you success in your new duties again, we wish health, well-being, and happiness to the members of your family.”

Dr. Akkan Suver presented his get well wishes to Lebanon

Thursday, August 6, 2020 - Read : 92

Dr. Akkan Suver sent a message to the Ambassador of Lebanon to Ankara Muallim, the Consul General of Lebanon to Istanbul, Kabbara and the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Fuat Siniora, and presented get well wishes of Marmara Group Foundation due to the great disaster in Beirut. In the message sent by Dr. Akkan Suver to the Ambassador of Lebanon to Ankara H.E. Ghassan MOALLEM; (Esteemed Ambassador, as Marmara Group Foundation, with our civil society identity, we wish mercy to those who passed away in the great disaster that occurred in Beirut, and share the pain of our 300,000 Lebanese brothers and sisters who have lost their homes. We wish patience. God help you.) The message sent by Dr. Akkan Suver to the Consul General of Lebanon to Istanbul Hon. Mazen KABBARA is as follows; (Honorable Consul General, As the Marmara Group Foundation, with our civil society identity, we share the suffering of the great disaster experienced in Beirut. The pain we have faced in the face of the disaster experienced is endless. We wish patience to our 300.OOO Lebanese brother and sister. Our prayers are with Lebanon.) The message of Dr. Akkan Suver to former Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad SINIORA is as follows; (His Excellency Prime Minister SINIORA, My Dear Friend, The disaster in Beirut has caused us great pain. As the Marmara Group Foundation, with our civil society identity, we share the great pain of our Lebanese brothers and sisters in the high person of Your Excellency. While we wish mercy to those who lost their lives, we wish immediate healing to the wounded. We hope the projects that will bring those who lost their homes to their homes will be realised as soon as possible. We share your great pain and want you to know that we accept Lebanon's suffering as our own. Get well soon.)

Happy Eid Al-Adha!

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - Read : 185

As Marmara Group Foundation, we celebrate the Eid Al-Adha of the Turkish and Islamic Worlds with our civil society identity. We wish health, peace, and well-being to all humanity on this feast. To many feasts.

Dr. Akkan Suver was appointed to the United Nations International Conscience Day Committee

Saturday, July 24, 2020 - Read : 353

On the 1st Anniversary of the United Nations' designation of the International Conscience Day, Dr. Akkan Suver, the President of the Marmara Group Foundation, was also accepted to the Founding Committee established within the framework of the UN. On the 1st anniversary of the designation of the International Conscience Day, which will be celebrated within the UN as a day that reminds us of participating in self-thinking to improve ourselves and our communities, in the founding committee founded by South Korean Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze, there are important names with Dr. Akkan Suver such as: H.E. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, Former President of Mauritius; H.E. Erik Solheim, Former Executive Director, UNEP; H.E. Sergio Duarte, President of Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs; H.E. Anatolio Ndong Mba, Permanent Representative of Equatorial Guinea to the United Nations; H.E. Carlos Garcia, Secretary General United Nations Association of El Salvador; Justice Antione Kesia-Mbe Mindua, Judge of the International Criminal Court; Mr. Jonathan Granoff, President of Global Security Institute; Justice Duba Dukpa, Judge of High Court, Bhutan. On July 25, it was accepted by the United Nations as the International Day of Conscience.

Özgür Çengel became Rector of Galata University

Sunday, July 19, 2020 - Read : 521

Academic Council Member Prof. Dr. Özgür Çengel, one of the Volunteers of Marmara Group Foundation, was appointed as the Rectorate of the newly established Galata University. Between 1992-2000, completed undergraduate and graduate education in the fields of Business-Marketing at the The University of Central Florida in the United States, Prof. Dr. Çengel had served as a Lecturer at the same university. In 2005, awarded the title of Doctor in Marmara University, Production Management, and Marketing Department, Prof. Dr. Özgür Çengel, between 2002-2020, worked as a full-time academician at Istanbul Commerce University, Faculty of Business Administration for 18 years. He participated in various workshops on his specialty at Harvard, Tufts, and Babson Universities respected universities of the United States. Prof. Dr. Çengel became Professor in 2015 and served as the Vice-Rector at Istanbul Commerce University between 2015-2019. As of June 1, 2020, appointed to Istanbul Galata University as Rector, Prof. Dr. Özgür Çengel has many articles, books, and papers in his native language and foreign languages. Prof. Dr. Özgür Çengel is the Rapporteur of the Eurasian Economic Summits, organized by the Marmara Group Strategic and Social Research Foundation for 22 years without interruption and success. Galata University Istanbul Galata University was founded in the Galata district of Istanbul, which stands out with its historical, social, cultural, and economic riches, and it serves our country, especially to follow universal changes in art, multiculturalism, intercultural dialogue, equality, freedom, justice, tolerance, and science. It is the newest and most innovative university of our country, which was established to raise individuals with high quality, morality, and traditions that are compatible with the modern world.

We are on the 4th Anniversary of July 15

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - Read : 361

In the 4th year of July 15, we curse those who have made experience this great pain to our nation, and once again commemorate our martyrs with mercy and gratitude. Our consolation is the pro-democracy attitude and total rejection of the Turkish Nation to the coup attempt. We present our gratitude and thankfulness to our veterans on this glorious epic day of our nation, which reveals this in a spirit of national unity and consciousness. As Marmara Group Foundation, with our civil society identity, we curse the enemies of democracy and humanity who have attempted this event. On the fourth anniversary of this suffering, we wish God's mercy upon our martyrs, and we ask for the absence of such treacherous attempts again.

Dr. Akkan Suver condemns Armenia's aggression against Azerbaijan

Monday, July 13, 2020 - Read : 441

Ermenistan'ın yaptığı haince saldırıyı kınayan Dr. Akkan Suver, "-Marmara Grubu Vakfı olarak; bu vesileyle Türk Milleti’nin Azerbaycan'ın yanında olduğunu bir defa daha dünyaya haykırıyoruz. Sivil toplum kimliğimizle 4 Azerbaycan askerini haince şehit eden Ermenistan'ı şiddetle kınıyoruz. Siyasi çözüm yerine hainane saldırgan planlar peşinde koşan Ermenistan'ın bu yaptıkları asla karşılıksız kalmayacaktır. Marmara Grubu Vakfı olarak, Azerbaycanlı kardeşlerimize sabır, şehitlerimize rahmet diliyoruz.

25th Anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide

Saturday, July 11, 2020 - Read : 421

We are deeply saddened by realizing the bitter anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide, which took place in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1995 and was considered the biggest human drama after World War II. As Marmara Group Foundation on the anniversary of this genocide in which 8,372 Bosniak civilians were killed, we share the pain of the non-closing wound of our Bosniak brothers with our civil society identity. May God's mercy be upon them

Dr. Suver congratulated Mustafa Şentop

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - Read : 450

Marmara Group Foundation President Dr. Akkan Suver, congratulated re-elected President of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey Mustafa Şentop by sending a congratulatory message .


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