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Saint NicholasSaint Nicholas
15 March 0270
Christian Saint
Recep Tayyip ErdoğanRecep Tayyip Erdoğan
26 February 1954
12th President of Turkey

Osman IOsman I
1258 AD
Political Leader

St PaulSt Paul
0005 AD
Religious Preacher

Mustafa Kemal AtaturkMustafa Kemal Ataturk
19 May 1881
Founder of the Republic of Turkey,

Murad IVMurad IV
26 July 1612
Ottoman Sultan
Hayreddin BarbarossaHayreddin Barbarossa
1478 AD
16th Century Naval Commander

Enver PashaEnver Pasha
22 November 1881
Military Officer

John ChrysostomJohn Chrysostom
0347 AD
Religious Leader
PolycarpPolycarp
0069 AD
Saint

IrenaeusIrenaeus
0130 AD
Bishop
Sabbatai ZeviSabbatai Zevi
01 August 1626
Rabbi

Piri ReisPiri Reis
1465 AD
Ottoman Admiral, Geographer, Cartographer.

ErtuğrulErtuğrul
 

Mehmed IIMehmed II
30 March 1432
 

Kösem SultanKösem Sultan
1589 AD
Ottoman sultana
Ali KemalAli Kemal
07 September 1867
Journalist

Constantine XIConstantine XI
08 February 1405
Roman Emperor

Mustafa IMustafa I
1591 AD
Saint

Mehmed IIIMehmed III
26 May 1566
Sultan
Muhammad Ali of EgyptMuhammad Ali of Egypt
04 March 1769
Ottoman ruler

Orhan IOrhan I
1281 AD
Tribal Leader
Mehmed IVMehmed IV
02 January 1642
Sultan

Julian the ApostateJulian the Apostate
0330 AD
 

Abdülmecid IAbdülmecid I
23 April 1823
Ruler
Fethullah GülenFethullah Gülen
27 April 1941
Scholar, author, preacher

Mehmed IMehmed I
1381 AD
Sultan
Talaat PashaTalaat Pasha
01 September 1874
Political Leader

Osman IIOsman II
03 November 1604
Sultan

Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of MeccaHussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca
1853 AD
King
Abdullah ÖcalanAbdullah Öcalan
04 April 1949
Leader

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AbdülâzizAbdülâziz
08 February 1830
Sultan
TimothyTimothy
0017 AD
Bishop

Abdullah GülAbdullah Gül
29 October 1950
Former President of Turkey

Philip the ApostlePhilip the Apostle
0005 AD
Apostle

İsmet İnönüİsmet İnönü
24 September 1884
President
ZenoZeno
0425 AD
Emperor
Selim IIISelim III
24 December 1761
Sultan

Tariq AzizTariq Aziz
28 April 1936
Politician, Diplomat, Journalist

Hakan ŞükürHakan Şükür
01 September 1971
Footballer

Bartholomew I of ConstantinopleBartholomew I of Constantinople
29 February 1940
Archbishop
Suleiman IISuleiman II
15 April 1642
Sultan

Mustafa IIMustafa II
06 February 1664
Sultan

Ahmed IIAhmed II
25 February 1643
Sultan

Theodosius IITheodosius II
10 April 0401
Emperor

Mahmud IMahmud I
02 August 1696
Sultan
Turgut ÖzalTurgut Özal
13 October 1927
President

Süleyman DemirelSüleyman Demirel
01 November 1924
Politician, Civil engineer, Engineer
Justinian IIJustinian II
0669 AD
Emperor

Osman IIIOsman III
02 January 1699
Sultan

Adnan MenderesAdnan Menderes
1899 AD
politician, diplomat
MaxentiusMaxentius
0278 AD
Emperor

Ahmet Necdet SezerAhmet Necdet Sezer
13 September 1941
Judge, Politician
Justin IIJustin II
0520 AD
Emperor

Tansu ÇillerTansu Çiller
24 May 1946
Prime Minister, Economist

L. MartovL. Martov
24 November 1873
Politician

Bülent EcevitBülent Ecevit
28 May 1925
Politician, Writer, Poet, Translator, Journalist,

Gregory of NyssaGregory of Nyssa
0335 AD
Saint
Kenan EvrenKenan Evren
17 July 1917
Politician

Sokollu Mehmed PashaSokollu Mehmed Pasha
1505 AD
Statesman

Leo I the ThracianLeo I the Thracian
0401 AD
Emperor

Gregory of NazianzusGregory of Nazianzus
0329 AD
Saint
Djemal PashaDjemal Pasha
06 May 1872
Military leader

JugurthaJugurtha
0160 BC
King
Ali BabacanAli Babacan
04 April 1967
Politician, Diplomat

Manuel II PalaiologosManuel II Palaiologos
27 June 1350
Emperor

Ephrem the SyrianEphrem the Syrian
0306 AD
 
Necmettin ErbakanNecmettin Erbakan
29 October 1926
politician, engineer, university teacher

Alpaslan TurkesAlpaslan Turkes
25 November 1917
Politician
Margaret the VirginMargaret the Virgin
0289 AD
Saint

Nazim Al-HaqqaniNazim Al-Haqqani
21 April 1922
Religious leader

Cemal GürselCemal Gürsel
13 October 1895
Politician, Officer
Nikephoros II PhokasNikephoros II Phokas
0912 AD
Emperor

Celâl BayarCelâl Bayar
16 May 1883
President
John I TzimiskesJohn I Tzimiskes
0925 AD
Emperor

Tiberius II ConstantineTiberius II Constantine
0540 AD
Emperor

Clement of OhridClement of Ohrid
0840 AD
Saint

Ammianus MarcellinusAmmianus Marcellinus
0330 AD
Soldier,historian
Ahmet Tevfik PashaAhmet Tevfik Pasha
11 February 1845
Statesman
Osman Nuri PashaOsman Nuri Pasha
1832 AD
Military Commander

BasiliscusBasiliscus
Emperor

TheophilosTheophilos
0813 AD
Emperor

HeraklonasHeraklonas
03 May 0626
Emperor
Ziya GökalpZiya Gökalp
23 March 1876
Sociologist

Fahri KoruturkFahri Koruturk
03 August 1903
Former President of Turkey

Fevzi ÇakmakFevzi Çakmak
12 January 1876
Politician, Military personnel

Burhan Asaf BelgeBurhan Asaf Belge
01 February 1899
Politician

Hakan FidanHakan Fidan
1968 AD
civil servant, diplomat
MausolusMausolus
0400 BC
Ruler

Isaac I KomnenosIsaac I Komnenos
1007 AD
Military officer
UlfilasUlfilas
0311 AD
priest,Bible translator

Cevdet SunayCevdet Sunay
10 February 1899
President
Mahmud Shevket PashaMahmud Shevket Pasha
1856 AD
Statesman
Ali-Shir Nava'iAli-Shir Nava'i
09 February 1441
Poet