Burak Özdemir (born March 24, 1995), known as CZN Burak, is a Turkish chef and restaurateur.[1][2][3] CZN, Özdemir's nickname, originates from a frequent mispronunciation of the Cinzano, the name of his father's textile shop in Laleli.[4]

CZN Burak
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Burak in June 2020
Born
Burak Özdemir

March 24, 1995 (age 27)
Yayladağı, Turkey
OccupationRestaurateur
Height188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Websitewww.cznburak.com

EntrepreneurshipEdit

He owns the Hatay Civilizations Table (Turkish: Hatay Medeniyetler Sofrası) chain of restaurants, which consists of five branches: Taksim, Aksaray, Etiler and overseas branches in Dubai and Tajikistan.[5][6]

PopularityEdit

His preparation and presentation of Turkish recipes while almost always smiling to the camera have made Özdemir an Internet celebrity on platforms such as Instagram and TikTok.[7][8]

HealthEdit

In May 2022, "Pray For Burak" posts were circulating on social media as Özdemir was rumored to have been suffering from a brain tumor.[9] This is due to the fact that on Instagram, Özdemir shared a photo of himself on a hospital bed stating that he went for a minor checkup, looking gaunt. The rumor of him having a tumor has not been verified by any sources close to Özdemir, nor himself.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "CZN Burak kimdir? CZN ne demek? CZN Burak Özdemir'in hayatı…". www.sozcu.com.tr (in Turkish). Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  2. ^ Özdemir, Burak. "CZN Burak: Hamallıktan geldim şımarmaktan korkuyorum". Milliyet (in Turkish). Archived from the original on 13 February 2021. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  3. ^ "CZN Burak Özdemir kimdir? CZN ne demek?". www.hurriyet.com.tr (in Turkish). Archived from the original on 8 February 2021. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  4. ^ "CZN Burak: Hamallıktan geldim şımarmaktan korkuyorum". Milliyet (in Turkish). Archived from the original on 13 February 2021. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  5. ^ Czn Burak Tajikistan Opening on 27 January, retrieved 2 February 2022
  6. ^ "Hatay Medeniyetler Sofrası". www.hataymedeniyetlersofrasi.com.tr. Archived from the original on 5 May 2020. Retrieved 1 July 2020.
  7. ^ Sah, Emre (17 July 2019). "Sosyal medya paylaşımlarıyla çok konuşulan Hatay Medeniyetler Sofrası'nın sahibi Czn Burak yine çok konuşuldu". Onedio. Archived from the original on 15 May 2020. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  8. ^ PASIYA, LUTHO (22 August 2019). "This Kurdish chef makes giant edible creations". IOL. Archived from the original on 14 September 2019. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  9. ^ Turkish celebrity chef CZN Burak hospitalized MM News
  10. ^ Famous Turkish Chef Burak Rumored to Have Brain Tumor by By Darlene Regis from Qatarday.com

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