|28th President of Galatasaray SK|
March 15, 1986 – March 17, 1990
|Preceded by||Ali Uras|
|Succeeded by||Alp Yalman|
|Minister of Interior of Turkey|
December 13, 1983 – October 26, 1984
|Prime Minister||Turgut Özal|
|Preceded by||Selahattin Çetiner|
|Succeeded by||Yıldırım Akbulut|
|Born||14 March 1914
Pravi, Ottoman Greece
|Died||25 May 2017
|Political party||Motherland Party (ANAP)|
|Alma mater||Istanbul University|
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.
He was married with one child, and celebrated his 100th birthday in 2014.
He was educated in medicine at Istanbul University. Between 1944 and 1976, he specialized under Prof. Erich Frank (1884-1957) at the same university. 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.
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.
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.
He died on May 25, 2017, aged 103. 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.
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- "Ali Tanrıyar, son yolcuşupuna uğurlandı". Milliyet (in Turkish). 2017-05-27. Retrieved 2017-05-27.
|Interior Minister of Turkey
December 13, 1983–October 26, 1984
|President of Galatasaray SK
15 Mar 1986 – 17 Mar 1990