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Land Area 769,632 km2
Water Area 13,930 km2
Total Area 783,562km2 (#36)
Population 80,274,604 (#19)
Population Density 104.30/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Republic
GDP (PPP) $1,700.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $21,100
Currency Lira (TRY)
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People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.
  • Yunus Nadi Abalioglu journalist
  • Sait Faik Abasiyanik writer
  • Daron Acemoglu economist
  • Peker Acikalin actor
  • Hadise Acikgoz singer
  • Adnan Adivar politician, writer, historian, professor
  • Halide Edip Adivar novelist, political leader
  • Cem Adrian singer, songwriter, producer, director
  • Gullu Agop theater director
  • Zeynep Ahunbay scholar of antiquities
  • Omer Lutfi Akad film director
  • Lutfi Akadli judge, former president Constitutional Court of Turkey
  • Haluk Akakce artist
  • Besim Omer Akalin scientist
  • Demet Akalin singer
  • Tarik Akan actor, producer
  • Funda Akar musician
  • Nasuh Akar Olympic medalist, wrestler
  • Zeki Akar judge
  • Baris Akarsu musician
  • Ezel Akay actor, producer, screen playwright
  • Demet Akbag actress
  • Humeyra Akbay actress, singer, composer, lyricist
  • Taner Akcam historian, sociologist
  • Burak Akcapar diplomat, scholar
  • Halit Akcatepe actor
  • Sitki Akcatepe actor
  • Ali Akemir professor
  • Azra Akin actress, former Miss World
  • Filiz Akin actress
  • Sunay Akin poet, writer, television host, journalist
  • Deniz Akkaya actress
  • Metin Akpinar actor
  • Necil Kazim Akses composer
  • Mehmet Aksoy sculptor
  • Muammer Aksoy politician, columnist, intellectual, academic
  • Sezen Aksu singer, songwriter
  • Irsadi Aksun professor
  • Derya Aktop boxer
  • Derya Alabora actress
  • Memet Ali Alabora actor
  • Mazhar Alanson musician
  • Zeki Alasya actor, director
  • Aysegul Aldinc singer, actress
  • Ceyda Ales actress
  • Ayla Algan actress, singer
  • Sadri Alisik actor
  • Ahmet Alkan economist
  • Cetin Altan writer, journalist, politician
  • Halil Altindere artist
  • Mustafa Altioklar director, producer, screenwriter
  • Emre Altug singer, songwriter, actor
  • Albert Jean Amateau rabbi, social activist, lawyer
  • Ihsan Oktay Anar writer, illustrator, academic, translator
  • Melih Cevdet Anday poet, writer
  • Esref Apak Olympic medalist, hammer thrower
  • Mujde Ar actress
  • Zafer Aracagok composer
  • Emre Araci music historian, conductor, composer
  • Oguz Aral cartoonist
  • Avni Arbas artist
  • Engin Ardic writer, journalist
  • Bulent Arel composer
  • Burak Arikan artist
  • Meltem Arikan novelist, playwright
  • Cuneyt Arkin actor, director, producer
  • Ayse Arman journalist, columnist
  • Aytac Arman actor
  • Sadri Maksudi Arsal statesman, scholar, translator
  • Osman Arslan judge, president court of Cassation Turkey
  • Goksel Arsoy actor
  • Sedat Artuc Olympic medalist, weightlifter
  • Omer Asan photographer, writer
  • Ezgi Asarogul actress
  • Duygu Asena journalist, author
  • Hatice Aslan actress
  • Mehmet Aslantug actor
  • Tomur Atagok painter, professor
  • Hande Ataizi actress
  • Ruzen Atakan painter
  • Abdullah Atalar scientist, academic
  • Bulent Atalay author, scientist, artist
  • Kutlug Ataman filmmaker, artist
  • Vildan Atasever actress
  • Mustafa Kemal Ataturk army officer, revolutionary statesman, former president, founder of the Republic of Turkey
  • Oguz Atay novelist, engineer
  • Celal Atik Olympic medalist, wrestler
  • Ismet Atli Olympic medalist, wrestler
  • Sedef Avci actress
  • Nazmi Avluca Olympic medalist, wrestler
  • Hulya Avsar actress, talk show host, singer
  • Mehmet Aydin philosopher
  • Kazim Ayvaz Olympic medalist, wrestler
  • Ali Babacan politician
  • Selda Bagcan singer, guitarist
  • Aykut Barka scientist

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This page was last updated on July 10, 2020.