A refugee from Turkey because of the Military Coup in 1980.
Ali was the Founder of first Turkish speaking Workers Association in Hackney in 1979 and the trade union organizer of textile workers in Hackney. He has organised many Refugee and migrant rights and services groups and campaigns locally and London wide.
Ali is the voluntary director of Hackney Refugee Forum and brings the groups together with the council departments and service providers to influence policy.
Ali also works for Healthwatch Hackney as the Volunteers Manager, Outreach and Signposting officer.