The political thoughts in Latin America and its adaptation to our region

In my last article, I had written about how the organisation was made by the Costa Rica Embassy on the 21st of March at the Cervantes Institute, and that Professor Roberto Fragomeno, Associate Professor and Director of the School of Philosophy, had made a speech titled “The political thoughts of Latin America”. In this week’s article, I would like to share with you the summary of the panel conversations and how we have applied these to our own region. read more...

Bonbon Tech prepares to break new ground in the analytical arena

Our innovative technology firm Bonbon Tech is reaching out to the horizons of the future by guiding its analytical solutions for bank branches in shopping centres, from hospitals to chain stores with different measures and sectors, to radically increase the profitability and customer satisfaction of businesses. This week I am sharing with you the story of Bonbon Tech, an international firm, which has, in short time, taken on and lead a company mission. read more...

Jose Sancho Exhibition: a tale of art and friendship

Last week I shared with you my role as the Costa Rica Honorary Consulate and whether ‘I’d stay or go’ and stressed that I won’t ever cut ties with this country that has blended well with the ‘Pura Vida’ culture. This week, this enthusiastic, peaceful and positive culture was represented by one of its most important artists, Jose Sancho, who came and met with our country’s art lovers, which I’d like to share with you. read more...

My ‘Pura Vida’ bond with Costa Rica

After nine years of duties at the Honorary Consulate of Costa Rica, I was considering leaving that post this coming year.  However, a meeting about two weeks ago with Foreign Minister Manuel A. González Sanz has led me to reconsider. The foreign minister and his undersecretary honored me with their words. In line with the quintessentially Costa Rican philosophy of ‘Pura Vida,’ a frame of mind that I have internalized while representing that country, I’ve revisited the question of whether to continue as honorary consul. read more...

On the road to becoming a global CSO (civil society organisation), the big award goes to Tider

For the first time, this year, Global Foodbanking Network (GFN) which is the worlds biggest food bank network, hosted the Innovation Awards open to all worldwide food bank participants in which we successfully managed to become a finalist in the top 8. With the integration into food banking by Tiders HR support project, no matter how well we were prepared, it was almost too hard to believe that in this field, we’d be chosen number one from the voted of the most dignatory participants. This is the story of the dream we lived in the past week… read more...

To be voted successful is one thing; to be voted successful by doing good is quite another..

I have to thank Fortune Turkey firstly for including me in last month’s “40 under 40” list of the most influential young people in business, secondly for publishing a detailed interview I did with the magazine and thirdly for giving the interview such a great title. With the promise of keeping it brief, I’d like to share the positive sides, as well as the few needless mistakes that appeared in the piece. And then I’ll talk about the success criteria and values that I truly believe in. read more...

A giant contact center rises from the ashes

Although it was not among my business objectives, I was impelled to take over, rather than abandon, the contact center I had founded years earlier. That decision was made following a period during which I had begun to form a new “ecosystem” in my professional life. Despite some unexpected crises, we decided to take the company under our wing and support it. After last month’s merger, the contact center, EkoCC, has been transformed into a giant serving a record number of brands. This week I will share the cautionary tale of this roller coaster of a process.  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...

My “bad connection” with Cape Town

Last week, I wrote about audio issues with Cape Town during the Climate Reality live broadcast held in Paris. It wasn’t my first unfortunate experience concerning Cape Town. This week, I’d like to share my earlier tension-filled adventure in that South African city and the lessons that can be drawn from it. read more...

The massive YEKA tender and EkoRE expertise

In this week’s post, I’m writing about the exciting aspects of and examining the framework of the upcoming YEKA tender, which has caught the attention of the Global Renewable Energy Markets. I’d also like to point out that we at EkoRE are not only strong contenders for the tender, but are also ready to support with our expertise all relevant companies and organizations.  read more...

We’re proud of our story of progress: EkoRE

EkoRE existed as an exciting idea for some ten years before conditions allowed the founding of the company, whereupon we quickly made great strides based on knowledge, technology, teamwork and determination to become a company that today is young but still capable of undertaking major renewable energy projects. I would like to share with the you the story of our company, which is well on its way to achieving our goal of becoming a global brand.  read more...

Witnessing History at the UN (4)

This week I’m finally able to share some important information as well as my impressions of the historical ceremony held at the New York headquarters of the United Nations on April 22.  The past weeks and months have been so eventful that this final instalment in the series was postponed. I’ll begin by sharing links to the other articles in the series.   read more...

Charting a path from Moka to Bonbon…

Even as we celebrate the second anniversary of Moka, the fintech company I founded, I have lost no time in launching another company in this field.  As I continue to make progress along the two main paths I charted for myself many years ago – sustainability and financial technology – I instinctively avoid repeating the same mistakes at critical junctures and turn problematical situations to my advantage, skills I probably developed through the way I was raised read more...

Nearing the end as Honorary Consul of Costa Rica

After many years proudly serving as the honorary consulate of Costa Rica in Istanbul, I am planning to relinquish my duties. It’s hard to believe, but it has been 8 years since I was appointed. Don’t worry, I’m not leaving right away. I’ll be at my post for another two years and there are additional goals I intend to achieve. I previously shared a series of posts in which I shared with you what I have done so far as Honorary Consul of Costa Rica, links to which can be found below. Now I’d like to relate some positive developments from this past year and my plans for the future. read more...

Witnessing history at the UN (2)

I have already shared in recent weeks my first impressions of being a guest of the United Nations at the signing ceremony for the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, (http://www.serhansuzer.com/2016/05/07/birlesmis-milletlerde-tarihe-taniklik-etmek-1/), recounting what it was like to enter the UN building and take my place on the balcony. Now it’s time for the second installment of a series of posts on what I believe is a critical subject… read more...

The past 5 years as Costa Rican Honorary Consul (2010-2015)

In my previous post I wrote that the visit to Turkey in November of 2009 of the Costa Rican President represented a turning point in relations, emphasizing that it fostered progress both between our governments as well as in economic and cultural terms, and that it was also the first official visit to the Republic of Turkey by the president of a Central American head of state. Now, I will write of the continued progress that made from that date until 2015. read more...

2009: A turning point in relations between Turkey and Costa Rica

A country whose natural wonders, social equality and renewable energy policies are extraordinary, and whose people, from the head of state to the man of the street, are sensitive to the importance of the environment, peace and education… Having written earlier of how I became the honorary consul of Costa Rica, I would now like to share with you the process through which Costa Rica and Turkey reached a turning point in their relations. read more...

Yoksullukla mücadelede ideal bir model: Destek Projesi

İş hayatındaki ilerleyişime koşut olarak, uzun yıllardır bir sosyal sorumluluk projesinde etkin rol almak arzusundaydım. Bugünkü adıyla TİDER’i (Temel İhtiyaç Derneği) kurmamızla gelişen sürecin ardından, dezavantajlı durumdaki kişilere temel ihtiyaçlarını ücretsiz sağlayan Destek Market ve yalnızca yardımla sınırlı kalmayıp kalıcı çözüm için istihdam desteği sunan Destek İK projelerimizi hayata geçirdik. Bugün geldiğimiz noktayı ve hedeflerimizi paylaştığım bu yazımı sizlerin de aynı heyecana ortak olarak okuyacağınıza inanıyorum. read more...

Solar energy provides water

In my previous post I mentioned that I had begun an undertaking that would make my grandfather truly happy: an agricultural development project that has given me great satisfaction. It all began last April with a trip to Niğde exploring added value production. read more...

2016 will be a good year

I noticed the other day that I had not posted anything on this blog for 10 months. That’s a long time. There is so much to write about and I wish I had more opportunities to do so. I am determined, though, to begin writing again at regular intervals. read more...

The Tourism Sector Is About To Discover Solar Energy

The tourism sector’s gravitation towards renewable energy, chief among them solar energy, means it is assuming its responsibility toward nature, from which it earns revenue, as well as making its mid- and long-term investments more profitable and more sustainable. Furthermore, the designation of “green” hotel/restaurant makes it possible to appeal to the growing number of the environmentally conscious and to be eligible for various grants and credits at the investment stage. read more...

My Experiences as Costa Rica’s Honorary Consul in Istanbul

In this, the first of a series of short essays covering each year of a post that I have been honored and pleased to hold since 2008, I would like to begin with how I became Honorary Consul and how we set things up. As you can see in the accompanying videos, we got off with a bang. read more...

Costa Rica in the World Cup

By toppling two mighty teams Costa Rico guaranteed first place in their World Cup group. But what is the secret behind Costa Rica’s stunning performance? And why have none of their successful footballers played in any of the Turkish leagues? 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...

Life is Actually a Relay Race

The balance of nature requires this. All people are born; they live their infancy, childhood and youth, and after coming to middle age, they get older and pass away.​ read more...

DSG, Hybridisation And Parabolic Trough Innovation:Praving The Fure For CSP?

Hittite Solar, an Istanbul based company, has developed a parabolic trough design capable of first “superheated” Direct Steam Generation. read more...

Airlines and Airport Managements in USA

Frankly speaking, I thought a lot whether if I should write this article or not, but when I experienced five-six serious events one after the other, writing became a must.​ read more...