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Turkey's Information

Flag of Turkey
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.

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  • Sebnem Paker singer
  • Ahmet Cevdet Pasha statesman
  • Djemal Pasha politician
  • Seker Ahmed Pasha painter
  • Sokollu Mehmed Pasha statesman
  • Talaat Pasha politician
  • Ibrahim Pecevi historian
  • Ajda Pekkan singer
  • Halit Refig film director
  • Hoca Ali Riza painter
  • Rafet El Roman singer, songwriter
  • Aliye Rona actress
S
  • Beren Saat actress
  • Ibrahim Safi painter
  • Arif Sag singer
  • Taner Sagir Olympic medalist, weightlifter
  • Emre Sahin director
  • Sevval Sam singer, actress
  • Aziz Sancar scientist
  • Mustafa Sandal singer
  • Sanizade historian
  • Serenay Sarikaya actress
  • Asik Veysel Satiroglu minstrel, poet
  • Fikret Mualla Saygi painter
  • Aydin Sayili historian
  • Emel Sayin singer
  • Seda Sayan singer
  • Fikret Mualla Saygi painter
  • Tolgahan Sayisman actor
  • Leyla Saz composer
  • Osman Fahir Seden film director
  • Deniz Seki singer
  • Mustafa Selaniki scholar
  • Munir Nurettin Selcuk tenor
  • Timur Selcuk singer
  • Sener Sen actor
  • Muzeyyen Senar classical music performer
  • Abdullatif Sener politician
  • Aydan Sener actress
  • Celal Sengor geologist
  • Hulya Senyurt Olympic medalist, judoka
  • Sureyya Serdengeti economist
  • Ozturk Serengil actor
  • Seren Serengil actress
  • Asik Mahzuni Serif musician
  • Mumtaz Sevinc actor
  • Tim Seyfi actor
  • Ahmet Necdet Sezer former president
  • Safak Sezer actor
  • Serif Sezer actress
  • Zeki Sezer politician
  • Mimar Sinan architect
  • Oktay Sinanoglu chemist
  • Osman Sinav film director, producer, screenwriter
  • Osman Sirin judge
  • Bahattin Sofuoglu motorcycle racer
  • Kenan Sofuoglu motorcycle racer
  • Sinan Sofuoglu motorcycle racer
  • Kamil Sonad sculptor
  • Cahide Sonku actress
  • Sebnem Sonmez actress
  • Turkan Soray actress
  • Ferdi Sabit Soyer former prime minister
  • Sevil Soyer artist
  • Dolunay Soysert actress
  • Ruhi Su opera singer
  • Cevdat Sunay former president
  • Cemal Sureya poet
T
  • Naim Talu former prime minister
  • Asli Tandogan actress
  • Emre Taner former chief government intelligence
  • Seyyal Taner singer
  • Bahri Tanrikulu Olympic medalist, taekwondo
  • Turgay Tanulku actor
  • Cahit Sitki Taranci poet
  • Tarkan singer
  • Kivanc Tatlitug actor
  • Ferdi Tayfur singer
  • Ahmet Mumtaz Taylan actor
  • Nurcan Taylan Olympic medalist, weightlifter
  • Vedat Tek architect
  • Kerim Tekin singer
  • Neyzen Tevfik poet
  • Kartal Tibet actor
  • Yildiz Tilbe singer
  • Zeki Velidi Togan historian
  • Kerem Topuz director
  • Hamide Bikcin Tosun Olympic medalist, taekwondo
  • Tulay Tugcu politician
  • Sali Turan painter
  • Yavuz Turgul director
  • Dogan Turkmen ambassador
  • Hedo Turkoglu basketball player
  • Serhat Tutumler actor
  • Sinan Tuzcu actor
  • Sibel Tuzun singer
  • Berrak Tuzunatac actress
U
  • Selahattin Ulkumen diplomat
  • Memduh Un director
  • Tuba Unsal actress
  • Oktay Urkal boxer
  • Binnaz Uslu track runner
  • Ilhan Usmanbas composer
  • Yasemin Ustalar female boxer
  • Faut Uzkinay director
  • Ahmet Uzumcu diplomat
  • Levent Uzumcu actor
  • Musa Uzunlar actor
Y
  • Selma Yagci boxer
  • Okan Yalabik actor
  • Abdurrahman Yalcinkaya judge
  • Ahmet Yalcinkaya poet
  • Semsi Yarali boxer
  • Gazi Yasargil medical scientist
  • Serhan Yavas actor
  • Gonul Yazar actress
  • Ercan Yazgan comedian
  • Muhammed Hamdi Yazir theologian
  • Hamza Yerlikaya Olympic medalist, wrestler
  • Tamer Yigit actor
  • Cemal Yildirim philosopher
  • Murat Yildirim actor
  • Cem Yilmaz comedian
  • Durmas Yilmaz economist
  • Mesut Yilmaz former prime minister
  • Atif Yilmaz film director, producer, screenwriter
  • Namik Yolga diplomat
Z
  • Dervis Zaim filmmaker
  • Zara singer
  • Cahit Zarifoglu poet, writer
  • Princess Fahrelnissa Zeid artist
  • Zeynep musician
  • Fatin Rustu Zorlu diplomat

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.