Famous Turkish - Turkish Celebrities

If you thought Turkey was only about charming landscapes, storied history, ancient towns, magnificent ruins, splendid culture and towering mountains, you are highly mistaken. Strategically located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Turkey commands significant geostrategic importance. Also, it is one of the foremost reasons for the country’s unique culture and heritage. Amidst all the history and greatness of Turkey, one cannot really forget the role of Turkish people in helping their country stand tall on the world forum.

Find out more about the greatest Turks, including Mary Magdalene, Rumi, Elia Kazan, Murad IV and Pliny the Younger.

The Most Famous Turkish

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Barıs ArducOctober 9, 1987Albanian, Swiss, TurkishBarıs Arduc is a Swiss-born Albanian actor
Murad IVJuly 26, 1612TurkishMurad IV was one of the mighty Sultans in the history of the Ottoman Empire
Cenk UrguyMarch 21, 1970Turkish, AmericanCenk Kadir Urguy is a Turkish-American activist, political commentator and a businessman
Hayreddin Barbarossa1478TurkishHayreddin Barbarossa was one of the most successful naval commanders of the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century
RumiSeptember 30, 1207Afghan, TurkishRumi, a 13th century Persian poet and Sufi mystic, has worldwide recognition
Suleiman The MagnificentNovember 6, 1494TurkishSuleiman I, commonly known as Suleiman the Magnificent, was the tenth and longest-reigning sultan of the Ottoman Empire
Mustafa Kemal AtaturkMay 19, 1881TurkishKemal Ataturk was an army officer, statesman and the first President of Turkey.
Piri Reis1465TurkishAhmed Muhiddin Piri, better known as Piri Reis, was an Ottoman admiral, geographer, and cartographer
Recep Tayyip ErdoğanFebruary 26, 1954TurkishRecep Tayyip Erdoğan is the 12th President of Turkey
Theodora497TurkishTheodora was one of the most influential Byzantine empresses and the wife of Emperor Justinian I
St Paul

St Paul

St Paul is one of the greatest contributors to Christianity

Italian5109 views

Elia Kazan

Elia Kazan was a Greek-American film and stage director known for many hit plays and movies

GreekSeptember 7, 1909121 views

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is the 12th President of Turkey

TurkishFebruary 26, 1954172 views

Theodora

Theodora was one of the most influential Byzantine empresses and the wife of Emperor Justinian I

Turkish497164 views

Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene is a major figure in Christianity who is said to have witnessed Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection

Israeli90 views

Pliny the Younger

Pliny the Younger was an ancient Roman author who wrote a collection of letters which became an important source for Roman history.

Italian6188 views

Orhan Pamuk

Orhan Pamuk is a Nobel Prize-winner author

TurkishJune 7, 1952153 views

Barıs Arduc

Barıs Arduc is a Swiss-born Albanian actor

AlbanianOctober 9, 19871,579 views

Hayreddin Barbarossa

Hayreddin Barbarossa was one of the most successful naval commanders of the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century

Turkish1478263 views

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Kemal Ataturk was an army officer, statesman and the first President of Turkey.

TurkishMay 19, 1881224 views