Message from our President

The Moreland Turkish Association has been active in the Moreland (Brunswick, Coburg, Pascoe Vale and Fawkner) community for almost 40 years.  Moreland is one the most multicultural areas in Melbourne, one of the most harmonious and multicultural cities in the world. We initially established the Association to support recently arrived Turkish migrants to better understand and navigate Australian society. We ran many community events including classes and seminars, sporting events, concerts and celebrations of important national days and also managed a longstanding Saturday Turkish school.

Over time, we saw the community integrate into the local community and as we developed our confidence and skills we saw opportunities to focus outward and build relationships with other communities in the area. Our most recent activities focus on sharing our proud Turkish culture and traditions with other community groups and institutions. As we organise festivals, breaking of the fast meals, concerts and exhibitions we have a commitment to making a difference, to build relationships and also leave behind us a legacy so that our grandchildren and great grand children know where they have come from.  We are all Australians now but if we know who we are and where we have come from we will be better placed to contribute to building multicultural Australian society.


Cemal Akdeniz OAM
President

Since its formation in 1985, the Moreland Turkish Association has participated actively in both the lives of the Turkish community and the broader community in the Moreland area. Its aim is to provide information about Turkish culture and Turkish history and promote friendship and understanding between Australia and Turkey. 

We are a small, voluntary organisation and all our projects rely on the raising of funds through grant applications or sponsorship.  We also rely on a small army of volunteers who work on each event in many different roles

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UP COMING EVENTS

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PUBLICATIONS

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Festivals, Celebrations and Concerts

Queen Victoria Market TURKISH PAZAR FESTIVAL

The Festival is at The Queen Victoria Market, a short walk from the City centre.  The Festival to been held on March every year will again transform Queen Victoria Market into a traditional Turkish bazaar where our visitors will experience the vibrant tastes, colours and sounds of Turkey through food, music, dance, and cultural displays.

FOOD

Turkish breakfast and numerous food stalls will entice the taste buds or bring back memories. Offerings include gözleme (savoury pancakes), kebabs (how many types are there?), and an assortment of sweet and savoury tastes.

MUSIC

A new and exciting stage program will include overseas performers, local and musicians and dance groups and Australian Mehter Band, the first Ottoman style marching band outside Turkey.

FREE ENTERTAINMENT

All entertainment is free and suitable for people of all ages and abilities.

ART

Visitors can relax over an authentic Turkish coffee prepared on a hot bed of sand and maybe get their fortune told, learn about the cultural traditions of ebru (paint marbling) or buy a new carpet for their house.

Gallery

Our events are always full of fun 😉

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BOARD MEMBERS

The Moreland Turkish Association board members.

Cemal Akdeniz OAM

President

Joy Elley

Secretary

Nurper Göker

Treasurer

Latest News

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Celebrating Turkish Culture in Australia

A short documentary about the 50th and 70th anniversary of Turkish society in Australia.

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Queen Victoria Market Turkish Pazar Festival 2019 Stage Program

TURKISH PAZAR FESTIVAL 2019 STAGE PROGRAM TRADITIONAL TURKISH STREET MARKET MUSIC & FOLKLORE AUTHENTIC TURKISH FOOD ARTS & CRAFTS SPECIAL KIDS ACTIVITIES 9 March Saturday ►10:00 Ekol Drumming Group ►10:30[…]

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Katılımcılar Ile Türk Pazar Festivali 2019 Bilgilendirme Toplantısı Gerçekleştirildi

Türk Pazar Festivali katılımcıları ile 9.10 2019 tarihinde gerçekleşecek olan Türk Pazar Festivali hakkında bilgilendirme toplantısını Commonwealth Bank’ın ev sahipliğinde gerçekleştirdik.

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