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Famous Turks

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.

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  • Serpil Barlas musician
  • Tunic Basaran screenwriter, director, producer, actor
  • Pelin Batu actress
  • Enis Batur poet, essayist, novelist, author
  • Celal Bayar politician, statesman, former president
  • Deniz Baykal politician
  • Bedri Baykam artist
  • Turhan Baytop botanist
  • Beduk musician
  • Hulusi Behcet scientist
  • Doga Bekleriz model, actress
  • Ilhan Berk poet
  • Turgut Berkes musician, painter, writer
  • Semiha Berksoy opera singer
  • Erdal Besikcioglu actor
  • Bulent Bezduz tenor
  • Haluk Bilginer actor
  • Ali F. Bilir poet, author, critic
  • Melis Birkan actress
  • Taner Birsel actor
  • Osman Birsen finance civil servant
  • Merve Bolugur actress
  • Ekrem Bora actor
  • Behice Boran politician, author, sociologist
  • Haldun Boysan actor
  • Murat Boz singer, songwriter
  • Gulsen Bubikoglu actress
  • Orkut Buyukkokten software engineer
C
  • Faruk Nafiz Camlibel poet, author, politician
  • Sibel Can singer
  • Edip Cansever poet
  • Nurcan Carkci boxer
  • Peride Celal author
  • Katip Celebi scholar, historian, geographer
  • Ismail Cemlpekci politician, journalist, statesman
  • Emre Cetin photographer
  • Hikmet Cetin politician
  • Sinan Cetin actor, film director, producer
  • Yavuz Cetin musician
  • Ozgur Cevik singer, actor
  • Nuri Bilge Ceylan photographer, film director
  • Ali Ekber Cicek musician
  • Tansu Ciller former prime minister, economist
  • Kenan Coban actor
  • Nevin Cokay painter
  • Adnan Coker artist
  • Emin Colasan columnist, writer
  • Nusret Colpan painter, architect, miniaturist
  • Ozlem Conker actress
  • Samru Cortoglu judge, chief justice Turkish council of state
  • Gurkan Coskun painter
  • Meltem Cumbul actress
D
  • Mustafa Dagistanli Olympic medalist, wrestler
  • Fazil Husnu Daglarca poet
  • Murat Dalkilic singer
  • Yasemin Dalkilic free diver
  • Vedat Ali Dalokay architect
  • Aylin Dasdelen weightlifter
  • Ahmet Davutoglu politician
  • Gulsen Degener billiards player
  • Zeynep Degirmencioglu actress
  • Ekin Deligoz politician
  • Evrim Demirel composer
  • Suleyman Demirel former prime minister, former president
  • Demir Demirkan musician
  • Zeki Demirkubuz film director
  • Rauf Denktas politician
  • Cansu Dere actress
  • Yetkin Dikinciler actress
  • Ayla Dikmen singer
  • Savas Dincel actor
  • Abidin Dino painter
  • Ahmet Muhip Diranas poet
  • Huseyin Dirioz ambassador
  • Ahmed Dogan human rights activist
  • Burhan Dogancay artist
  • Sinem Dogu hockey player
  • Kenan Dogulu musician
  • Haldun Dormen theater and film director
  • Belgin Doruk actress
  • Nurduran Duman poet
  • Nukhet Duru singer
E
  • Arzu Ece singer
  • Bulent Ecevit former prime minister
  • Baki Suha Ediboglu poet
  • Ahmed Resmi Efendi statesman
  • Hoca Sadeddin Efendi historian
  • Sibel Egeman singer
  • Ertem Egilmez film director
  • Melih Ekener actor
  • Cansel Elcin actor
  • Naz Elmas actress
  • Emrah (Emrah Ipek) singer
  • Yunus Emre poet
  • Esin Engin musician
  • Ahmet Enunlu bodybuilder
  • Ismail Enver (Envar Pasha) military officer
  • Osman Nuri Eralp microbiologist
  • Necmettin Erbakan engineer, politician, former prime minister
  • Mehmet Ali Erbil comedian, actor, talk show host
  • Sevinc Erbulak actress
  • Candan Ercetin singer

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.