Professor Ali Erbas honoured

On Wednesday 17th of April 2019, the office of the Turkish Consul-General in Melbourne hosted a dinner in honour of Professor Ali Erbas, President of the Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) of the Republic of Turkey.

In his keynote speech Professor Erbas spoke about the importance of unity and togetherness, as demonstrated by the broad representation of Melbourne’s Turkish community present at the event. The 250 guests in attendance included dignitaries, politicians, sportspeople, business and community leaders, and local religious leaders.

AMF Executive Director Dr Hass Dellal, who was also in attendance, stated “Events such as tonight highlight the contributions the Turkish community has made to the broader Australian society, whilst maintaining its unique cultural identity”.