When will the world start to turn with kindness?

Doesn’t it sound good to hear about companies whose main aim is to help those in need, to support them and to really understand the importance of this and to truly do this wholeheartedly to the very end? Well, that’s the kind of happiness and honor we are living up to here at Tider. In this week’s article, I have reserved aside the story of two young directors and how the help of our new General Manager has supported them. read more...

Running is an excuse to visit beautiful Bozcaada

With its difficult running track accompanied by an amazing nature and touch of history, the Bozcaada run has a special place for me amongst the others. Yet, running in this terrific atmosphere with friends from Adim  Adim and Tider volunteers, before and after the run, it has become my ritual to benefit from the pleasant facilities of the island, that I have thoroughly acquainted and embraced. read more...

The adventure and celebrations following the big prize

In my previous article, I wrote about how for the first time in Global Foodbanking Network (GFN) history, we won the Innovation Award, which was organised for the first time. http://www.serhansuzer.com/tr/global-bir-stk-olma-yolundaki-tidere-buyuk-odul This week however, I wanted to share how the awards has reflected our happiness and the aftermath of the victory, which I may add, does not compare to any action film. read more...

A festive run: Runatolia 2017

This has been a busy time, so hectic I didn’t have a chance to sit down and write until Sunday, and that was while jet-lagged. I’d like to share my memories of the Runatolia run held in Antalya two weeks ago. We, the Tider team, joined the colorful event this year to help fund the new Support Market being opened in Bağcılar and in memory of our good friend, Murat Bakan. read more...

A Tale of the Far East: Thailand - Phuket

I was finally able to tour the Far East on a New Year’s holiday after years of regretting having travelled only as far east as India. I had an unforgettable time on the island of Phuket and in Thailand’s capital city, Bangkok, returning home with memories of the sea, ‘mysterious’ sand creatures, amazing cuisine and breathtaking scenery. In this post, I’ll write about my experiences in Phuket. read more...

Singapore: a city-state ideal for business

Before traveling to Singapore, I couldn’t really picture the kind of place that awaited me. I’d heard a lot of stories about the country, some good, some bad. Heading there on business after a great vacation in Thailand, I had a raft of questions running through my mind. And I was to find a raft of favorable answers, particularly in terms of business environment and culture. read more...

A Tale of the Far East: Thailand - Bangkok

As you know, I spent some time over the New Year in the Far East, visiting Phuket, Bangkok and Singapore. And in my first blog about the trip last week, I shared my impressions of Phuket. This week I plan to write about the Thai capital, Bangkok, the second leg of my travels. read more...

On living

I spent New Year’s Eve in Phuket, Thailand, where I attended a “White Night” party. As we were having a pre-party dressed in all white, the conversation turned to cultural differences. I was astonished when my friends acquainted with Far Eastern culture pointed out that the color white, which represents purity and beauty in Western culture, symbolizes death in the Far East and is the color worn at funerals. When I was asked about the place the color white holds in Turkish culture, I said that it was the same as in the West, and a color I would never associate with death. In Turkey, too, mourners wear black or dark colors. read more...

New targets and hopes for a New Year…

We have recently left behind an eventful year marked by much sadness for our society, but a year in which we have also enjoyed some great successes as we forged ahead despite the uncertain business climate.  In this, the last post of 2016, I would like to evaluate our achievements over the past year and list our targets for 2017. read more...

Will the Aegean be able to chart a new course?

It has been an intense news cycle. Before the attack on Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport and the attempted coup, people were making frequent comparisons between the attractions of the Greek Islands and of Çeşme/Bodrum, in Turkey. The Aegean region hit the news again when the hotel the President was holidaying at was raided and some of the soldiers responsible fled to Greece. “Will they be extradited, or not?” was the question everyone was asking. This week I’d like to share some of my observations and experiences concerning the paradisiacal Aegean region and neighboring Greece. read more...

Visita De Vaciones A Iznik

Se puede llegar luego de un corto viaje desde Estambul, sus azulejos, lugares históricos y su naturaleza, Iznik es una ciudad con sabores locales y debe ser visitada. Las festividades del fin de semana pasaron paseando por las bellas calles de una ciudad que sorprende con sorpresas y nos aguardaba con bellezas. Sin embargo, hemos dado a esta ciudad histórica el valor que realmente merece?​ read more...

Kars – The Ruins of Ani

The city of Ani has hosted a number of disparate civilizations over thousands of years. Its incomparable monuments offer a glimpse into history and call out to be explored.  On my most recent trip to Kars I heeded this call. As I wandered through the Ruins of Ani I found myself impressed once again by the multiculturalism of Anatolia. The children from Kars who voluntarily guided us made our expedition even more special, of course.​ read more...

Kars: A city that brings you back for more

Kars, a city I’ve had the pleasure of visiting three timesrecently, fascinates with its diverse culture, architecture, remarkable dining opportunities, Sarıkamış ski resort, amazing ruins of Ani, Castle of Kars and historical Cheltikov Hotel.​ read more...

Runtalya: Anatomy Of A Run

I spent a wonderful weekend combining sport and holiday at Runtalya, an event in Antalya that has become Turkey’s second biggest city run and that brings together a diverse group of sports lovers, from top marathoners and pint-sized sprinters, to philanthropists and nongovernmental organizations.​ read more...

The Marathon Of Bozcaada, 2013

Many of my readers have been asking why I haven’t written anything for a long time. They are right, because I haven’t written for over a month now. One of the reasons of this was that the companies I’m in charge of were restructuring themselves. What the phrase “hardly having time to breathe” means should certainly be something like this.​ read more...

Cartagena

It was 2007, if I remember correctly, when I first went to Cartagena. I didn’t want to miss the opportunity when my father asked: “I’m going to Colombia for the New Year holiday, come with me if you want to.” It was the first time I heard the name of the summer city Cartagena of Colombia, the country I was really curious about. read more...

From Istanbul To Elko

During September last year, we hosted an official delegation coming from the city of Nevada of US. I welcomed this delegation, in which there was the Deputy Governor of the state of Nevada – where I went for solar energy business, the Deputy Mayor, a senior manager of NV Energy – the state’s energy company, important lawyers and businessmen and the President of the Turkish Association of Nevada. read more...

The Magical World of Tango Dancers: Argentina (Buenos Aires)

We arrived at Buenos Aires, which is named as the Paris of Latin America, on a sunny and wonderful day. After we settled to our hotel, we went to the concierge to make a three day program for Buenos Aires.​ read more...

Argentina, the Magical World of Tango Dancers: Iguazu

In this article, I want to talk about Argentina which I visited two years ago during Christmas vacation. My eyes kept wondering over the map as I was planning my vacation. I had been to Brasil and Colombia. As I was thinking about which country I could visit in South America, I decided that Argentina was the place I decided to see and started making my travel plans.​ read more...

The Situation Of Women İn Society

I don’t know how I found the time between all my work, but last week I went to Bodrum for one day.​ read more...

Ashoka And a Group OF Good-Hearted People

I would like to start this article by explaining what social entrepreneurship is, because this concept may be new to many people. Entrepreneurship is not confined only to the business world.​ read more...

Dalyan, A Piece Of Heaven On Earth

Recently, during a period in which I was very distressed, I went to Dalyan by taking off Friday and having a long weekend.​ read more...