Find out more about the greatest Turkish Leaders, including Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Abdullah Öcalan, Muhtar Kent, Kenan Evren and Enver Pasha.
Saint NicholasSaint Nicholas

15 March 0270

Murad IVMurad IV

26 July 1612

St Paul St Paul

0005 AD

Piri ReisPiri Reis

1465 AD

Recep Tayyip ErdoğanRecep Tayyip Erdoğan

26 February 1954

Osman IOsman I

1258 AD

AlcibiadesAlcibiades

0450 BC

GermanicusGermanicus

24 May 0015

Mehmed VIMehmed VI

14 January 1861

Fethullah GülenFethullah Gülen

27 April 1941

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Mithridates VI of PontusMithridates VI of Pontus

0132 BC

Selim ISelim I

10 October 1470

John ChrysostomJohn Chrysostom

0347 AD

BelisariusBelisarius

0500 AD

Ahmed IAhmed I

18 April 1590

Mehmed VMehmed V

02 November 1844

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IrenaeusIrenaeus

0130 AD

Mahmud IIMahmud II

20 July 1785

Mehmed IVMehmed IV

02 January 1642

Philip the ApostlePhilip the Apostle

0005 AD

Enver PashaEnver Pasha

22 November 1881

Saint BarbaraSaint Barbara

0273 AD

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Mehmed IIMehmed II

30 March 1432

Mehmed IMehmed I

1381 AD

Tariq AzizTariq Aziz

28 April 1936

Mustafa IMustafa I

1591 AD

Sabbatai ZeviSabbatai Zevi

01 August 1626

Mehmed IIIMehmed III

26 May 1566

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Antigonus I MonophthalmusAntigonus I Monophthalmus

0382 BC

Abdullah GülAbdullah Gül

29 October 1950

Theodosius IITheodosius II

10 April 0401

MaxentiusMaxentius

0278 AD

Talaat PashaTalaat Pasha

10 April 1874

İsmet İnönüİsmet İnönü

24 September 1884

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Selim IIISelim III

24 December 1761

Leo III the IsaurianLeo III the Isaurian

0685 AD

Marcion of SinopeMarcion of Sinope

0085 AD

Justinian IIJustinian II

0669 AD

Osman IIOsman II

03 November 1604

Süleyman DemirelSüleyman Demirel

01 November 1924

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Manuel I KomnenosManuel I Komnenos

28 November 1118

Gregory of NyssaGregory of Nyssa

0335 AD

Adnan MenderesAdnan Menderes

1899 AD

Suleiman IISuleiman II

15 April 1642

Julian the ApostateJulian the Apostate

0330 AD

Ahmed IIAhmed II

25 February 1643

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Gregory of NazianzusGregory of Nazianzus

0329 AD

Mustafa IIMustafa II

06 February 1664

Ephrem the SyrianEphrem the Syrian

0306 AD

Justin IIJustin II

0520 AD

JugurthaJugurtha

0160 BC

Margaret the VirginMargaret the Virgin

0289 AD

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Mahmud IMahmud I

02 August 1696

Ammianus MarcellinusAmmianus Marcellinus

0330 AD

Necmettin ErbakanNecmettin Erbakan

29 October 1926

Bülent EcevitBülent Ecevit

28 May 1925

Isaac II AngelosIsaac II Angelos

31 August 1156

Manuel II PalaiologosManuel II Palaiologos

27 June 1350

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Ahmet Necdet SezerAhmet Necdet Sezer

13 September 1941

BasiliscusBasiliscus

Kenan EvrenKenan Evren

17 July 1917

John I TzimiskesJohn I Tzimiskes

0925 AD

Osman IIIOsman III

02 January 1699

Cemal GürselCemal Gürsel

13 October 1895

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Tiberius II ConstantineTiberius II Constantine

0540 AD

Leo IV the KhazarLeo IV the Khazar

25 January 0750

TimothyTimothy

0017 AD

MausolusMausolus

0400 BC

UlfilasUlfilas

0311 AD

Isaac I KomnenosIsaac I Komnenos

1005 AD

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ZenoZeno

0425 AD

Hannibal BarcaHannibal Barca

0247 BC

HeraklonasHeraklonas

03 May 0626

Burhan Asaf BelgeBurhan Asaf Belge

1899 AD

Theodore I LaskarisTheodore I Laskaris

1174 AD

Pope John VPope John V

0635 AD

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Cevdet SunayCevdet Sunay

10 February 1899

Clement of OhridClement of Ohrid

0840 AD

PolycratesPolycrates

0574 BC