Ali Tanrıyar

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Ali Tanrıyar
28th President of Galatasaray SK
In office
March 15, 1986 – March 17, 1990
Preceded by Ali Uras
Succeeded by Alp Yalman
Minister of Interior of Turkey
In office
December 13, 1983 – October 26, 1984
Prime Minister Turgut Özal
Preceded by Selahattin Çetiner
Succeeded by Yıldırım Akbulut
Personal details
Born 14 March 1914
Pravi, Ottoman Greece
Died 25 May 2017(2017-05-25) (aged 103)
Istanbul, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Political party Motherland Party (ANAP)
Alma mater Istanbul University
Profession Physician, politician

Ali Tanrıyar (14 March 1914 – 25 May 2017) was a Turkish internist, politician, Interior Minister of Turkey, chairman of the sports club Galatasaray S.K.. and centenarian, having lived to 103.

Ali Tanrıyar was born in Ottoman Greece in 1914. He emigrated with his family, and settled in Kırkağaç district of Manisa Province, Turkey.[1]

He was married with one child, and celebrated his 100th birthday in 2014.[2]


He was educated in medicine at Istanbul University. Between 1944 and 1976, he specialized under Prof. Erich Frank (1884-1957) at the same university.[3] In 1972, he was appointed internist at the Taksim Beyğğlu Emergebcy Hospital in Istanbul, where he served as clinic chief and chief physician until 1979. He also served free of charge 41 years as the club physician of Galatasaray S.K. from 1942 to 1983.[1]


On May 20, 1983, he joined the founders of the Motherland Party (ANAP). He was elected a deputy of Istanbul into the paliament following the 1983 general elections. Tanrıyar was appointed Minister of the Interior in the Turgut Özal cabinet serving from December 13, 1983 to October 26, 1984. He was re-elected in the 1987 general elections.[1]

Sports administrator[edit]

Tanrıyar served as a board member of the major sports club Galatasaray. In 1986, he became president of Galatasaray S.K., and served two terms at this position until 1990. The club enjoyed success in sportive and economic matters during his presidency. In the 1986-87 season, Galatasaray football team became league champion after 14 years again. In addition, the club won titles in 16 different sports branches in his term. The football team played semifinals at the 1988–89 European Cup as being the first ever Turkish club.[1]


He died on May 25, 2017, aged 103.[4] He was buried at Zincirlikuyu Cemetery following a memorial ceremony in the Türk Telekom Arena, the home ground of Galatasaray S.K., and the religious funeral at Teşvikiye Mosque on May 27, 2017.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Galatasaray'ın efsane başkanı Ali Tanrıyar vefat etti!". Hürriyet (in Turkish). Retrieved 2017-05-27. 
  2. ^ "Ali Tanrıyar 100 yaşında". 3 Puan (in Turkish). 2013-03-14. Retrieved 2017-05-27. 
  3. ^ Sever, MS; Namal, A; Eknoyan, G. "Erich Frank (1884-1957): unsung pioneer in nephrology.". Am J Kidney Dis. 58: 654–65. PMID 21864962. doi:10.1053/j.ajkd.2011.07.007. 
  4. ^ "Galatasaray'a adanmış bir asır: Ali Tanrıyar". NTV Turkey (in Turkish). 2017-05-25. Retrieved 2017-05-25. 
  5. ^ "Ali Tanrıyar, son yolcuşupuna uğurlandı". Milliyet (in Turkish). 2017-05-27. Retrieved 2017-05-27. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Selahattin Çetiner
Interior Minister of Turkey
December 13, 1983–October 26, 1984
Succeeded by
Yıldırım Akbulut
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Ali Uras
President of Galatasaray SK
15 Mar 1986 – 17 Mar 1990
Succeeded by
Alp Yalman