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HISTORY

The Consulate-General of the Republic of Turkey in Sydney was founded on 1 November 1969 following the establishment of diplomatic relations between Turkey and Australia in 1967 and has been functioning at its current office building since then.

The office building, which was built in 1912 in an area the history of which dates back to the early twentieth century, is labeled by the Woollahra Council as part of the cultural heritage of Sydney.

In 1977 a Commercial Office and a Social Affairs Office and in 1994 an Educational Office was founded to function under the auspices of this Consulate-General due to the need arising from the developing Turkish-Australian relations in various fields as well as the increasing number of Turkish citizens in Sydney and throughout our area of jurisdiction.

The Consulate-General of the Republic of Turkey in Sydney was the target of a cruel attack perpetrated by the ASALA terrorist organization, which committed assassinations against Turkish diplomats and attacks against Turkish missions and interests throughout the world between early 1970s and mid1980s. The late Consul-General Şarık Arıyak and his security officer the late Engin Sever were murdered by Armenian terrorists in Sydney on 17 December 1980.

PREVIOUS CONSUL-GENERALS

Zübeyir Bensan
Zübeyir Bensan

1/1/1969-1/1/1973

Kemal Arıkan
Kemal Arıkan

5/31/1973-7/5/1976

Çetin Oran
Çetin Oran

7/1/1976-11/1/1977

Şarık Arıyak
Şarık Arıyak

11/30/1977-12/17/1980

Yüksel Kemal  Tamtekin
Yüksel Kemal Tamtekin

3/20/1981-6/10/1985

Alptekin Ünlütürk
Alptekin Ünlütürk

9/1/1985-9/1/1989

Oral  Akgün
Oral Akgün

8/31/1989-9/15/1993

Yavuz Aktaş
Yavuz Aktaş

9/15/1993-9/1/1995

Ferit Ergin
Ferit Ergin

9/1/1995-10/1/1999

Niyazi Adalı
Niyazi Adalı

10/1/1999-10/1/2003

Nihat Erşen
Nihat Erşen

10/1/2003-10/1/2007

H. Renan Şekeroğlu
H. Renan Şekeroğlu

9/25/2007-8/31/2010

Gülseren Çelik
Gülseren Çelik

12/1/2010-2/27/2014

Şeyda Hanbay Arca
Şeyda Hanbay Arca

3/1/2014-1/31/2017

Melih KARALAR
Melih KARALAR

2/1/2017-

Melih Karalar Consul General
Monday - Friday

09:00 - 13:00 / 15:30 - 16:00

12/25/2016 12/27/2016
1/1/2017 1/2/2017
1/26/2017 1/26/2017
4/14/2017 4/17/2017
4/25/2017 4/25/2017
6/12/2017 6/12/2017
6/25/2017 6/25/2017
9/1/2017 9/1/2017
10/2/2017 10/2/2017
10/29/2017 10/29/2017
12/25/2017 12/26/2017