When travelling overseas on holiday, ATBC President Huseyin Mustafa, always finds time to include work.
Whilst in Cyprus, Huseyin Mustafa met with the President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Mr Mustafa Akıncı. Huseyin Mustafa invited Mustafa Akıncı to visit Australia as his guest. We hope he takes up the invitation. Read more
Erdoghan Cuma was a little six year old boy when he arrived in Australia in 1952.
MULTICULTURAL ADVOCATE AWARDED OAM
When Huseyin Mustafa arrived in Australia from Cyprus 46 years ago, Melbourne was a very different place.
Born in a village with only 200 people and no running water or electricity, his Turkish Cypriot family spent 24 days on a ship to escape war.
The ATBC takes great pleasure in announcing that the President of the Australian Turkish Business Council, Mr Huseyin Mustafa has been honoured for outstanding achievement and service.
Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan, the head of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB), M. Rifat Hisarciklioglu and other officials from Turkey arrived in Sydney on Friday, for G20 meetings.
Whilst in Sydney, the Turkish Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK) and The Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a bilateral Business Council.
ATBC Board Members: Muradiye Selvi, Osman Kuyruk, Ali Yildirim and ATBC Members: Kazim Ates, Necmi Kul, John Villella, accompanied by the Turkish Consul General Seyit Mehmet Apak, travelled from Melbourne to Sydney, to meet our esteemed Turkish Ministers and to be present at the signing of the MoU.
Riza Gultekin was 10 years old when he and his family arrived in Mildura from Turkey in 1998.
We are very pleased to announce that Mr Aydin Nurhan has been appointed Ambassador-Designate to the West African country of Ghana. This appointment has come after serving two years in Melbourne as our Consulate General for the Republic of Turkey.
During his time in Melbourne, Mr Nurhan has left an indelible mark on the Turkish community. He has always worked tirelessly in his representation of Turkey, hardly ever missing a Turkish community function or event.
The ATBC Committee wish to sincerely thank Erhan Yondemli, for his extensive contribution to the ATBC Board.
Members are often unaware of the time and effort that Board Members unselfishly contribute to the Board, in order to run a smooth and progressive ship. However, other Board members were witness to Erhan’s continuous and noble commitment.