Australia is ‘a Turkish delight’ for one expat living in Melbourne, according to Today’s Zaman.
Speaking to the Turkish national paper, Ibrahim Dellal revealed that while he has now lived in Australia for 60 years, his passion and pride for his Turkish roots are as strong as ever.
"I was born to Turkish parents in Cyprus and migrated to Australia in 1950 when I was just a teenager," said Mr Dellal, now aged 77.
Keen to respect his origins, Mr Dellal has maintained a longstanding commitment to the Selimiye Foundation, an organisation set up to provide support for the Turkish expat community throughout Melbourne.
He has also helped to establish the Isik College, a multicultural school which provides an education for more than 2,000 students. The governing board of the school has decided to name the latest building to be developed on the site after Mr Dellal.
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