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More / 12.08.2018

Galatasaray Football Academy of Australia became the first Turkish football academy in Australia. The Academy's technical staff all come from academic backgrouns with technical director Ufuk Kubilayhan holding UEFA- B, AFC -B, AFC -C, licenses. Head coach Ahmet Uyanik has played professional football in Turkey and holds a FFA coaching...

More / 12.03.2018

[vc_empty_space height="20px"] [vc_column_text]Whilst tons of books are discarded globally each year, garbage collectors in Turkey are building a library by collecting books off the garbage. The result, reports CNN, is a more than 6,000-book library that now serves the community. [/vc_column_text] [vc_empty_space height="20px"] [vc_column_text] The project began...

More / 12.02.2018

The organizers cancelled the concert scheduled for Turkish pop singer Murat Boz after The Australian authorities denied a number of the singers crew visa and entry into Australia. The first Murat Boz concert was announced last year however was postponed due to the busy schedule of...

More / 12.08.2017

One of pioneers of Turkish pop music, Erol Büyükburç, 78, was found dead in his house in  Etiler on Thursday, March 12. Police examination suggests Büyükburç died of natural causes. Known as Turkey's Elvis Presley in his hey-days, Buyukburc was born on March 22, 1936 in...

More / 12.08.2017

Turkey has lost a great musician in April. Songwriter, singer, composer, lyricist and performer Kayahan Acar known as Kayahan died on 3 April in Istanbul. Kayahan was born in 29 March 1949 in İzmir. After spending his childhood in Ankara, he moved to Istanbul. The Turkish crowds...

More / 12.07.2017

The NCTA invites all NCTA members, the Turkish Cypriot community, the Turkish community and all our friends to help us celebrate a very important Turkish Cypriot national holiday, 20 Temmuz Barış ve Özgürlük Bayram. We are commemorating the 1974 Turkish military intervention and the liberation...

More / 12.07.2017

NCTA will be celebration 15 Kasım Cumhuriyet Bayramı on 19 November at 19:00 at Grand Royale (51-61 South St, Granville, New South Wales, Australia 2142) The event fees are: $65 Adult members $75 Adult non-members $35 Children aged 12 and under You can find out more about the event on event...

More / 12.08.2016

Northern Cyprus Turkish Association of NSW Inc is holding a BBQ for the youth at NCTA Club House on 295 Clyde Street South Granvile on Sunday 27th September at 1pm. The event is targeting youth over the age of 17. The event is alcohol-free and there...

More / 13.11.2015

Accompanied by Soccer Academy coordinator Ufuk Pak, Besiktas JK president Fikret Orman visited Melbourne Besiktas Soccer Academy and met Australian Besiktas Fans Union president Güngör Yurtseven. Orman was very happy with the hospitality he received from Australian Besiktas fans. "They used to call the British Empire...

More / 12.09.2015

[vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text]Australian Alevi Cultural Centre in Sydney commemorated the Fast of Muharram and the Kerbala incident at the traditional Ashura event at their headquarters in Lidcombe.[/vc_column_text] [vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text] [vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text] Alevi community leader Zeynel Abidin Haydardedeoglu spoke to a crowd of nearly 200 about the sacrifice...

Live, More / 12.08.2015

[vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text]An oldie but a goodie! The following article is made of jokes passed between Australian Turks via email in the early 2000s. It was first published in 2004 on QTurks.com and later on EverythingTurkish.com.au in 2007. [/vc_column_text] [vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text] You know you are a Turk when..[/vc_column_text] [vc_empty_space...

More / 12.08.2015

Northern Cyprus Turkish Association offers Turkish courses in highly interactive modern teaching style. The association offers the course to prepare children from Turkish-Australian families for confident communication in Turkish. The course will be conducted using modern teaching methods with a strong focus on fluent speaking. In the...

More / 12.09.2014

Turkey came very close to breaking Netherland’s unbeaten run at home – they haven’t lost the last twenty-two matches played at the Arena Amsterdam (18 wins, 4 draws). Despite giving the mighty Dutch  a nightmare for 91 minutes, Turkish team couldn’t stop Galatasaray midfielder Sneijder scoring...

More / 12.08.2014

Mercan DEDE-(DJ Arkin Allen) is on his way to Australia again. This will be Mercan Dede's second SHOW in Australia. A mystic; electronic journey topped up with mesmerizing whirling dervish dancer will be waiting for you. Mercan Dede is a traveller. As a musician; producer and...

More / 12.08.2014

Bahattin Gündoğdu (born 17 September, 1969 in Bunyan, Kayseri), known by his mononym Baha, is a Turkish singer-songwriter. Baha grew up in Ankara. He studied Violin at Gazi University and was leading the first student band (KDV) to give a major concert in the city. He worked...

More / 13.05.2013

Onur San will be appearing in concert at Silverwater C3 Conference Venue on Saturday, November 9. Accomplished Turkish folk singer Onur San began performing during his high school years and was already had a few international awards before he graduated high school. "Yolcular Türkü Nağme" was his...

More / 12.12.2012

Turkish Football Federation announced a historical decision to answer increasing soccer hooliganism; let all women and children under the age of 12 watch the game and ban male fans. Previously; hooliganism during soccer games would be punished by the federation with a no-fans game where...

More / 12.11.2012

Prominent Turkish folk singer Mustafa Yildizdogan gave a concert in Melbourne Sunday evening. It is reported that around 500 fans attended the concert. The concert was organized by Australian Ulkucu Turkish Federation. Representatives from European Turkish Federation, Hume Mayor Adem Atmaca, Melbourne Consul General Ibrahim Tumer...

More / 12.08.2012

The Melbourne Turkish music scene is becoming livelier with flocks of Turkish singers coming down under. Muslum Gurses; Mercan Dede; Yunus Bulbul and Mirkelam. Popstars whose fame have worn out are coming down to Australia to sing at bars. Mirkelam; who has rose to fame thanks...

More / 12.08.2012

Champion Arm Wrestler Ozgur Kizgin entertained the crowd at the Anatolian Turkish Festival last Sunday. The champion took stage and wrestled arms againist the fans who have challenged him. Some 20 fans including ladies took turns in trying their luck againist the champion arm wrestler. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7P7c56P5nM4...

More / 12.08.2012

School mourns primary teacher; who had taught at Isik College for more than 10 years. Last week; a loving teacher from Melbourne school "Isik College" was swept away while trying to save her nine-year-old son Ekrem from a rip at the beach. The young boy who...

More / 12.08.2011

Rabia Kadir has arrived in Sydney to speak with Australian Uighurs about the Chinese oppression on Uighur Turks in autonomous Uighur region in western China. The 62-year-old exiled activist is in Australia for the Melbourne International Film Festival where a documentary about her life; "The...

Live, More / 12.08.2011

[vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text]Born in Ankara and migrating to Australia in 1969 as a 5 year old, Tarik Solak grew up in the Brunswick, Melbourne, with Turkish immigrant parents and a large family. [/vc_column_text] [vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text] The code was that street gangs were in control, fights were customary and...

More / 12.08.2011

Arabesque-pop legend Müslüm Gürses will be performing at Rumelis Restaurant Lounge Bar during November. Having song with powerful lyrics songs expressing sorrow and painful feelings, Muslum Gurses is considered a cult figure in Turkish folk music and has a very dedicated group of fans. From the...

More / 12.04.2011

Azerbaijan won the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday. The Azeri duo Elli/Nikki took top honors with a love song in the annual competition of 43 countries that was watched by an audience of more than 100 million people. Elli/Nikki consists of Eldar Gasimov and Niga Jamal;...

More / 13.03.2011

When German-Turk Abdulkadir Atici turned up at Wednesday night's Champions League tie between Bayern Munich and Napoli; fans flocked to get his autograph. Abi Atici is no celebrity or singer; however he has a single trait that attracts soccer fans; he looks like the Argentine...

More / 13.02.2011

MFollowing the spellbinding success of Mercan Dede and Secret Tribe; Mercan Dede returns; once again presenting his beautiful blend of electronica and traditional music. Mercan Dede was nominated by the BBC as the best world music artist four years running; his fan base stretches from Australia...

More / 13.08.2010

The Whirling Dervishes of Rumi will meet you at the Canberra's Playgrond at the prominent Canberra Theatre Centre on Tuesday 22 November 2011 7:30 PM. This event is organized by Bluestar Intercultural Foundation. The event will be held at the Playhouse inside Canberra Theatre Centre; which...

More / 13.08.2010

The Whirling Dervishes of Rumi will meet you at the Brisbane's prominent Logan Entertainment Centre on Monday 21 November 2011 at 7:00 PM. The tickets are sold by Queensland Intercultural Society and Queensland Education & Cultural Foundation. The Logan Entertainment Centre is conveniently located on 170...

More / 12.08.2010

[vc_column_text]Bedros Tanisman was born in Istanbul in 1958 as the son of a Grand Bazaar Jewellery maker. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text] At the age of 11, he started designing jewellery from scrap coins and jewell pieces at his fathers jewellery shop in the famous Grand Bazaar. His father was...

More / 12.08.2010

A 27-years-old Turkish Sultan Kösen is world’s newly-crowned tallest man. The giant measures 251 cm. His name will enter Guinness Book of Records for 2010, Associated Press reports. The condition, known as "pituitary gigantism," explains Kösen’s growth. He underwent surgery in 2008, after which it is expected...

More / 12.08.2009

Socceroos captain Lucas Neill has joined Turkish giants Galatasaray, according to a statement on the Istanbul club’s official website.It had recently been reported that Galatasaray had tabled a bid of £800,000 to English Premier League club Everton for Neill’s services, only a few months after...

More / 12.08.2008

Socceroo Harry Kewell became one of the most popular foreign players for his club Galatasaray's die-hard fans. The Galatasaray fans; known for their artistic creativity in composing songs and putting on stadium shows now sing "Harry; harry Kewell" to the tune of the Boney M...

Live, More / 12.04.2008

[vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_column_text]Having appeared on countless television shows including the trademark wog show Fat pizza and others like Footy show and Thank God you’re here - Turkish comedian Tahir has been cracking the Australian comedy scene with a hilarious look at all things that need no...

Live, More / 12.08.2006

[vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_column_text]Ataturk ; I would ask him how he inspired the Turks. I am very impressed by the way he motivated Turkish people who had then lost everything they owned. He is a real genius[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_column_text]  QTurks : Welcome Brother Marcus, Can you please tell our...