Turkish puppeteer of karagöz shadow theatre. Hadi Poyrazoğlu was born on Midilli Island (Lesbos), Greece. Migrating with his family to Turkey when nine years old, he trained with Karagözcü Saffet and Hayali Küçük Ali in puppetry and studied juggling from Makro. Touring Anatolia, he performed karagöz and juggling shows. Settling in Ankara in 1951, he performed puppets at  Dörtyol Aile Bahçesi (Four Roads Family Garden).

Hadi Poyrazoğlu was a founding member of UNIMA Turkey. He published two puppetry books, and won a number of awards for his work in puppetry.

(See Turkey.)