List of Turkish Australians

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This is a list of notable Australian Turks.

Name Life Notability Turkish link
Bulent Ada 1977 Psychologist & Writer Australian-born to Turkish parents.[1]
Deniz Akdeniz 1990 Actor Australian-born to Turkish parents.[2]
Ceren Alkaç Model Australian-born to Turkish parents[3]
Albert Arlen 1905-1993 Pianist Australian-born to Turkish parents[4]
Jack Aziz 1968 Football player Australian-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[5]
Hürriyet Babacan 1961 Academic Immigrant from Turkey[6]
Tansel Başer 1978 Football player Australian-born to Turkish parents[7]
Aziz Behich 1990 Football player Australian-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[8]
'Tahir Bilgiç 1970 Comedian
Kerem Bulut 1992 Football player Australian-born to Turkish parents[citation needed]
Işıl Coşar Poet [10]
Bulent Hass Dellal Non-executive Director and Deputy Chairman of the Special Broadcasting Service Australian-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[11]
Larry Emdur 1964 Television presenter Australian-born to Turkish parents[12]
İsyan Erdogan 1982 Football player Australian-born to Turkish parents[citation needed]
John Eren 1964 Politician Immigrant from Turkey[13]
Tayfun Eren 1959 Politician
First person of Turkish birth to be elected to a Parliament in Australia.[14]
Immigrant from Turkey[15]
Didem Erol 1975 Actress Australian-born to Turkish parents[16]
Aytek Genc 1966 Football player Immigrant from Turkey[17]
Ersan Gülüm 1987 Football player Australian-born to Turkish parents[citation needed]
John Ilhan 1965-2007 Founder of Crazy John's mobile phone retail chain Immigrant from Turkey[18]
Göksu Ilkyaz Football player
Maya Jupiter 1978 Rapper Mexican-born to Turkish parents[19]
Ilker Berberoglu 1990 Football Player/ Rapper/ Internet Sensation Australian-born to Turkish parents[20]
Mehmet Karamemiş Businessman
Chairman of Australia Turkish Business and Industry Ltd.
[21]
Ersin Kaya Football player Australian-born to Turkish parents[citation needed]
Şerif Kaya Chef [22]
Denan Kemp 1987 Rugby player Australian-born to Turkish-New Zealand parents
Selin Kuralay 1985 Football player Australian-born to Turkish parents[23]
Serkan Öksüz 1986 Football player Australian-born to Turkish parents[citation needed]
Beejan Olfat 1985 Actor Australian-born to Turkish parents[24]
Levent Osman 1977 Football player Australian-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[25]
Tolgay Özbey 1986 Football player Australian-born to Turkish parents[26]
Serdar Pir 1979 Football player Australian-born to Turkish parents[27]
Sinem Saban Director Australian-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[28]
Sedat Sir 1975 Football player [29]
Adem Somyürek 1967 Politician Immigrant from Turkey[30]
Nazlı Süleyman Politician Immigrant from Cyprus[31]
Ufuk Talay 1976 Football player Australian-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[citation needed]
Ramazan Tavşancıoğlu 1984 Football player Australian-born to Turkish parents[32]
Deniz Tek Musician American-born to Turkish parents[33]
Ismail Tosun 1975 Chef Immigrant from Cyprus[34]
Osman Uyanık 1990 Football player Australian-born to Turkish parents[35]
Ugur Dongel 1979 Engineer Australian-born to Turkish parents Servet Uzunlar 1989 Football player Australian-born to Turkish parents[36]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ LIFE Psychology. "Bulent Ada - Consultant Psychologist". 
  2. ^ Milliyet. "Avustralya'da bir Türk yıldız doğuyor". Retrieved 2012-09-15. 
  3. ^ Milliyet. "Onun adı Earl". Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  4. ^ National Library of Australia. "Papers of Albert Arlen (1905-1993) and Nancy Brown (1909- )". Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  5. ^ Hüssein, Serkan. Yesterday and Today: Turkish Cypriots of Australia. p. 131. ISBN 9780646477831. 
  6. ^ Women Australia. "Hurriyet Babacan". Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  7. ^ Turkish Football Federation. "Tansel Başer". Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  8. ^ Turkish Football. "Beşiktaş reach agreement in principle with Melbourne Heart's Aziz Behich". Retrieved 2012-07-23. 
  9. ^ Entertain Oz. "Tahir". Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  10. ^ Sydney Writers Festival. "Sydney Writers' Festival 2007". Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  11. ^ Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria. "20 January 2011—Victoria’s 2011 Australia Day Ambassadors feature champions of cultural diversity". Retrieved 2012-09-12. 
  12. ^ Internet Movie Database. "Larry Emdur Biography". Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  13. ^ Parliament of Australia. "Gallipoli Memorial Speech". Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  14. ^ http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/re-member/bioregspeech.cfm?mid=27
  15. ^ Parliament of Victoria. "Eren, Tayfun Ergun". Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  16. ^ Internet Movie Database. "Didem Erol". Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  17. ^ "Aytek Genc". National Football Teams. Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  18. ^ The Australian (2007-10-23). "Crazy John's founder dies". The Australian. Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  19. ^ The Music Council of Australia. "Maya Jupiter Crossing musical borders – from R&B to hip hop to salsa". Retrieved 2010-05-11. 
  20. ^ The Herald Sun (2013-05-15). "Multi Talented Ilker never puts his foot in his mouth.". The Herald Sun. Retrieved 2013-05-11. 
  21. ^ Todays Zaman. "Investor interest grows in GAP despite terror". Retrieved 2010-05-11. [dead link]
  22. ^ The Sunday Morning Herald (2007-04-10). "Ottoman Cuisine:Stumbling service can't take the shine off skilful and inspired Turkish flavours.". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2010-05-11. 
  23. ^ ESPN. "Florida State's international stars take stage in Cary". Retrieved 2010-05-11. 
  24. ^ Internet Movie Database. "Beejan Olfat Biography". Retrieved 2010-05-11. 
  25. ^ Hüssein, Serkan. Yesterday and Today: Turkish Cypriots of Australia. p. 139. ISBN 9780646477831. 
  26. ^ Goal. "Exclusive: Sign Me Up For A-League - Sydney Olympic’s Tolgay Ozbey". Retrieved 2010-05-11. 
  27. ^ World Football. "Serdar Pir". Retrieved 2010-05-11. 
  28. ^ Our Generation. "The Filmmakers: Sinem Saban". Retrieved 2012-09-14. 
  29. ^ World Footy News. "Multicultural Cup Newcomers - Turkey, Italy and Greece". Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  30. ^ Parliament of Victoria. "Adem Somyurek (Chair)". Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  31. ^ Brimbank City Council. "Around Brimbank". Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  32. ^ Turkish Football Federation. "Ramazan Tavşancıoğlu". Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  33. ^ Audiophile Society of New South Wales. "Audio & Music Newsletter". Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  34. ^ Miettas. "Ismail Tosun". Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  35. ^ Australian Players. "Australian football players in europe". Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  36. ^ Women Soccer. "Yemin Servet Uzunlar". Retrieved 2010-09-06.