Turkish in Vienna

Ali Gedik: The People’s Friend

Turkish-born Ali Gedik's social consciousness has led him to Verein Wiener Jugendzentren, Winterquartier and Volkshilfe.

Theater Calling: From Turkey Onto Viennese Stages

Vienna’s theater scene is enriched by a multitude of actors, groups and playwrights who have roots in Turkey and a very diverse outlook.

Living Between Turkey and Austria

For Vienna’s Turkish community, taking roots in the city has taken some time. But today, there’s no doubt that they are just as much home on the banks of the Danube as on the shore of the Bosporus.

Pioneering Social Businesses

How a passion for justice, a love for music and an entrepreneurial spirit brought Okan McAllister from the Bosporus to build social businesses in the city on the Danube.

From Coffee to Kebab

From Vienna’s coffeehouses to its late-night kebab stands, the city on the Danube owes many of its finest traditions to Turkish culinary exploits.

On the Trail of the Ottoman-Turks in Vienna

When touring Vienna’s Altstadt, it's enough to lift your head just a little to see the cannonballs catapulted over the city walls by the Ottomans centuries ago. And there are other ancient secrets in store.

Ömer Öztaş – Building a Brighter Future

A Viennese Green Party politician with Turkish roots is working for positive change in Vienna, not only for migrants, but for the entire coming generation.

Home Is Where You Grow Up

... without forgetting your roots. From facts to real lives – the tales of a guest worker family coming to Austria and how the generations and a migration biography evolved.

The Known, Yet Unknown Community

Even in Turkey, the society is not homogeneous including people of many culturally diverse backgrounds. Exactly this diversity is reflected in Turkish Vienna.