Dr. Akkan Suver was awarded a Royal Medal

Marmara Group Foundation’s President Dr. Akkan Suver was awarded a Royal Medal by Her Majesty Margareta, Custodian of the Crown of Romania



Due to his works in terms of peace and dialogue in the Balkans, Marmara Group Foundation President Dr.Akkan Suver was awarded the rank of the Officer of the Order of the Crown of Romania, by Her Majesty Margareta, Custodian of the Crown of Romania. The investiture ceremony took place at the Royal Palatul Elisabeta on March 26th, 2018 in Bucharest.


Together with Turkish Ambassador Koray Ertaş, renowned academicians as well as Members of the Romanian Parliament were present at the investiture ceremony, which was given to a Turk for the first time in the history of the Romanian Royal Family. On behalf of the Marmara Group Foundation, Şamil Ayrım and his spouse Gülhan Ayrım attended the investiture ceremony.

Tukish Ambassador Koray Ertaş, Prince Radu of Romania, Her Majesty Margareta, Gülhan and Şamil Ayrım at the ceremony.


Dr. Suver made the following statement regarding the investiture ceremony: “I am grateful to the Romanian nation and the Royal Family. The Romanian nation generously gave me various rewards over the years. The Constanta State Maritime University awarded me a Doctor Honoris Causa, the International Black Sea Caspian Sea Foundation honored me with a presidency, the Romanian Embassy to Ankara gave me a Honorary Award and Prime Minister Victor Ponta presented me a Peace Award. I thank the Romanian nation for this medal in the name of Turkish civil society.”