List of Turkish Australians

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This is a list of notable Australian Turks.

Hugh Jackman
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]
Ilker Berberoglu 1990 Football Player/ Rapper/ Internet Sensation Australian-born to Turkish parents[9]
'Tahir Bilgiç 1970 Comedian
Kerem Bulut 1992 Football player Australian-born to Turkish parents[citation needed]
Işıl Coşar Poet [11]
Bulent Hass Dellal Non-executive Director and Deputy Chairman of the Special Broadcasting Service Australian-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[12]
Larry Emdur 1964 Television presenter Australian-born to Turkish parents[13]
İsyan Erdogan 1982 Football player Australian-born to Turkish parents[citation needed]
John Eren 1964 Politician Immigrant from Turkey[14]
Tayfun Eren 1959 Politician
First person of Turkish birth to be elected to a Parliament in Australia.[15]
Immigrant from Turkey[16]
Didem Erol 1975 Actress Australian-born to Turkish parents[17]
Aytek Genc 1966 Football player Immigrant from Turkey[18]
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[19]
Hugh Jackman 1968 Actor Australian born of Turkish origin[20]
Maya Jupiter 1978 Rapper Mexican-born to Turkish parents[21]
Mehmet Karamemiş Businessman
Chairman of Australia Turkish Business and Industry Ltd.
Ersin Kaya Football player Australian-born to Turkish parents[citation needed]
Şerif Kaya Chef [23]
Denan Kemp 1987 Rugby player Australian-born to Turkish-New Zealand parents
Selin Kuralay 1985 Football player Australian-born to Turkish parents[24]
Beejan Land 1985 Actor Australian-born to Turkish parents[25]
Levent Osman 1977 Football player Australian-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[26]
Tolgay Özbey 1986 Football player Australian-born to Turkish parents[27]
Turgay Oztas 1972 Football Player Australian born Turkish parents
Serdar Pir 1979 Football player Australian-born to Turkish parents[28]
Sinem Saban Director Australian-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[29]
Sedat Sir 1975 Football player [30]
Adem Somyürek 1967 Politician Immigrant from Turkey[31]
Nazlı Süleyman Politician Immigrant from Cyprus[32]
Ufuk Talay 1976 Football player Australian-born to Turkish Cypriot parents[citation needed]
Ramazan Tavşancıoğlu 1984 Football player Australian-born to Turkish parents[33]
Deniz Tek Musician American-born to Turkish parents[34]
Ismail Tosun 1975 Chef Immigrant from Cyprus[35]
Osman Uyanık 1990 Football player Australian-born to Turkish parents[36]
Servet Uzunlar 1989 Football player Australian-born to Turkish parents[37]

See also[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. ^ The Herald Sun (2013-05-15). "Multi Talented Ilker never puts his foot in his mouth.". The Herald Sun. Retrieved 2013-05-11. 
  10. ^ Entertain Oz. "Tahir". Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  11. ^ Sydney Writers Festival. "Sydney Writers' Festival 2007". Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  12. ^ Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria. "20 January 2011—Victoria’s 2011 Australia Day Ambassadors feature champions of cultural diversity". Retrieved 2012-09-12. 
  13. ^ Internet Movie Database. "Larry Emdur Biography". Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  14. ^ Parliament of Australia. "Gallipoli Memorial Speech" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  15. ^
  16. ^ Parliament of Victoria. "Eren, Tayfun Ergun". Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  17. ^ Internet Movie Database. "Didem Erol". Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  18. ^ "Aytek Genc". National Football Teams. Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  19. ^ The Australian (2007-10-23). "Crazy John's founder dies". The Australian. Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  20. ^ Özbey, Savaş (2015-02-15). "Hugh Jackman says he is ‘grandson of an Ottoman, a Turk’". Hürriyet Daily News,. Retrieved 2015-02-15. My father and uncle went to the place where my grandfather immigrated from, and from what they say, that region which is in Greece today belonged to the Ottoman Empire at that time...So I am the descendant of an Ottoman grandfather. Do not think that I’m saying this because I’m coming to Turkey, but I am a Turk. Yes, I think I may say that I’m a Turk.” 
  21. ^ The Music Council of Australia. "Maya Jupiter Crossing musical borders – from R&B to hip hop to salsa" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-05-11. 
  22. ^ Today's Zaman. "Investor interest grows in GAP despite terror". Retrieved 2010-05-11. [dead link]
  23. ^ 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. 
  24. ^ ESPN. "Florida State's international stars take stage in Cary". Retrieved 2010-05-11. 
  25. ^ Internet Movie Database. "Beejan Land Biography". Retrieved 2010-05-11. 
  26. ^ Hüssein, Serkan. Yesterday and Today: Turkish Cypriots of Australia. p. 139. ISBN 9780646477831. 
  27. ^ Goal. "Exclusive: Sign Me Up For A-League - Sydney Olympic’s Tolgay Ozbey". Retrieved 2010-05-11. 
  28. ^ World Football. "Serdar Pir". Retrieved 2010-05-11. 
  29. ^ Our Generation. "The Filmmakers: Sinem Saban". Retrieved 2012-09-14. 
  30. ^ World Footy News. "Multicultural Cup Newcomers - Turkey, Italy and Greece". Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  31. ^ Parliament of Victoria. "Adem Somyurek (Chair)" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  32. ^ Brimbank City Council. "Around Brimbank" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  33. ^ Turkish Football Federation. "Ramazan Tavşancıoğlu". Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  34. ^ Audiophile Society of New South Wales. "Audio & Music Newsletter" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  35. ^ Miettas. "Ismail Tosun". Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  36. ^ Australian Players. "Australian football players in europe". Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  37. ^ Women Soccer. "Yemin Servet Uzunlar". Retrieved 2010-09-06.