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
|Barıs Arduc||October 9, 1987||Albanian, Swiss, Turkish||Barıs Arduc is a Swiss-born Albanian actor|
|Murad IV||July 26, 1612||Turkish||Murad IV was one of the mighty Sultans in the history of the Ottoman Empire|
|Suleiman The Magnificent||November 6, 1494||Turkish||Suleiman I, commonly known as Suleiman the Magnificent, was the tenth and longest-reigning sultan of the Ottoman Empire|
|Cenk Urguy||March 21, 1970||Turkish, American||Cenk Kadir Urguy is a Turkish-American activist, political commentator and a businessman|
|Hayreddin Barbarossa||1478||Turkish||Hayreddin Barbarossa was one of the most successful naval commanders of the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century|
|Rumi||September 30, 1207||Afghan, Turkish||Rumi, a 13th century Persian poet and Sufi mystic, has worldwide recognition|
|Mustafa Kemal Ataturk||May 19, 1881||Turkish||Kemal Ataturk was an army officer, statesman and the first President of Turkey.|
|Ismail al-Jazari||1136||Turkish||Ismail al-Jazari was a Muslim polymath|
|Piri Reis||1465||Turkish||Ahmed Muhiddin Piri, better known as Piri Reis, was an Ottoman admiral, geographer, and cartographer|
|Theodora||497||Turkish||Theodora was one of the most influential Byzantine empresses and the wife of Emperor Justinian I|