The President of the Marmara Group Foundation and the Vice-president of the International Foundation for Sustainable Peace and Development (IFSPD), Dr. Akkan Suver, was awarded by the Republic of Austria with the “Decoration of Honour in Gold”

Dr. Akkan Suver, President of the Marmara Group Foundation and long time Strategic Partner of Vienna Economic Forum was awarded with the “Decoration of Honour in Gold” by the Republic of Austria during a ceremony held at the Austrian Embassy in Ankara.

H.E. Dr. Ulrike Tilly, Ambassador of Austria to Turkey, presented the Medal and emphasized that Dr. Akkan Suver was honoured because of his works that he put forth in the realms of peace and dialogue as a part of the civil society.

On behalf of Vienna Economic Forum the Honore President Dr. Erhard Busek congratulated Dr. Akkan Suver on his success and said that the Marmara Group Foundation is one of the widely-acclaimed Strategic Partners of Vienna Economic Forum and widely-known civil society organization in Austria.

In his thank-you speech, Dr. Akkan Suver highlighted the importance the Republic of Austria places on the thought and philosophy of civil society and maintained that he received the medal on behalf of the Turkish civil society.

Several foreign mission chefs, accredited to Turkey, and parliamentarians also attended the festive Ceremony.

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