Enes Ünal (born 10 May 1997) is a Turkish professional footballer who plays as a striker for Villarreal CF. He scored on his Süper Lig debut on 25 August 2013 for Bursaspor against Galatasaray, making him the youngest player to net in Turkey's top division. An international at several youth levels, he earned his first senior cap on 31 March 2015 in a friendly against Luxembourg.
After scoring 25 goals in 24 games for the Turkey U16 side, he was quickly promoted to the U17s, and after scoring his first professional goal in 2013 was invited to join the Turkey U21 side, despite being just 16 years old. He scored his first U21 goal in 4–0 win against Malta.
Ünal earned his first international cap at senior level on 31 March 2015, replacing Olcay Şahan in the 57th minute of at a 2–1 friendly victory against Luxembourg at the Stade Josy Barthel. His second cap wouldn't come for over a year, appearing as a substitute in a friendly against Russia on 31 August 2016.
On 30 September 2016, Ünal was called up for 2018 World Cup qualification matches against Ukraine and Iceland. He made his first start and competitive debut for Turkey against Ukraine, on 6 October, in a 2–2 draw.
Catch up on the latest and greatest in the world of International Turks
Appointed as Turkey's Ambassador to Austria, Turkish-German politician and diplomat Ozan Ceyhun is a former Member of Parliament for Germany's SPD and a consultant for AK Parti.
Acquitted from the seven-year saga of the baseless Gezi Park case, exilee actor Memet Ali Alabora tours Europe playing an adaptation of Nazım Hikmet’s ‘Memleketimden Insan Manzaraları’.
Detained in a high-security prison in Turkey for 840 days, Turkish-French businessman Kavala is freed after a surprise ruling for the acquittal of all defendants of the Gezi trial, but arrested for another case.
Charged for 'terror propaganda', facing up to 9 years in prison, exiled author Aslı Erdogan, is acquitted. Her case had started in 2016 for her involvement in the publication of Ozgur Gundem.
Researcher at the University of Manchester, BP's ICAM Kathleen Lonsdale Research Fellow, materials chemist Ahu Dumanlı is awarded £1 million for research funds on bio-inspired functional materials.
Student at Sehit Fatih Satir Bilim ve Sanat Merkezi, 4th grader Elanur Akinci came first place among 7,328 contestants at the Canada based ‘International Caribou Mathematics Competition’.
Playing the lead role of Fatih Sultan Mehmet in the recent Netflix series 'Rise of Empires: Ottoman', talented actor Uzumoglu received top rating, ranking 114th, right after Tom Cruise in the IMDb listings.
Residing in France on a self-imposed exile since 1999, the wife of the late protest folk singer Ahmet Kaya took legal action to stop the screening of a biopic, filmed without her family's approval.
Associate professor at EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), Altug works on the development of powerful, next-generation health diagnostic tools using nanoparticles and light.
Former German Green Party deputy, attorney Memet Kılıç is facing an arrest warrant over insulting President Erdoğan in an interview he gave to online news website ABC in July 2017.
Flying to more countries than any other airline, Turkish Airlines invites all world citizens to explore the planet, with a clip that features the global journeys of three Americans who flew outside the US for the first time with Turkish Airlines.
Citizens of Turkuaz Republic are globetrotters, praised for their ability to adjust to new circumstance, which they owe to their nomadic Turkic past.
With the internet age, many post their experience on Youtube, and we take great joy in enlisting them to help them connect, share and inspire!
Please visit our Community Pages and send us your video on your experience in the International Turkish Community. We look forward to publishing your experience!