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|Died||October 24, 2020
|Resting place||Karşıyaka Cemetery, Ankara|
|Known for||A1 World Combat Cup|
(m. 1983; div. 2005)
|Children||1 (Arif Solak; born 1982)|
Tarık Solak (English: Tarik Solak; 1964 – 24 October 2020) was a Turkish-Australian kickboxing promoter.
Solak was born in Ankara to a working class family with 5 children, hailing from Yozgat. His family emigrated to Australia when he was five and Solak grew up in the Northern Melbourne suburb of Brunswick among the Turkish community and in a crowded family. He started his martial arts training in taekwondo under Jemal Hasan and achieved the rank of 4th dan. He later pursued a career in kickboxing and became a gym manager.
After a long fight with cancer, he passed away in October 2020, in Australia. His funeral took place in Karşıyaka Cemetery, Ankara, on 24 October 2020. Solak was married between 1983 and 2005, and had one son, born 1983, named Arif.
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