Cenk Uygur is a Turkish-American journalist, attorney, media host, and political commentator. He is credited with creating a commentary and sociopolitical news program titled The Young Turks (TYT). He is also credited with co-founding Justice Democrats, a progressive political action committee in the United States.
Ali Kemal was a Turkish journalist, poet, newspaper editor, government official, and liberal-leaning politician. He is best remembered for his brief service as the Minister of the Interior of the Ottoman Empire in 1919. During the Turkish War of Independence, Ali Kemal was assassinated by paramilitary officers.
Tariq Aziz was an Iraqi politician best remembered for his service as the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 11 November 1983 to 19 December 1991. An influential political leader, Tariq Aziz also served as the Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq from 16 July 1979 to 9 April 2003.
The 16th prime minister of Turkey, Bülent Ecevit had held the post for 4 terms. He had led both the Democratic Left Party and the Republican People's Party and is remembered as the only left-wing prime minister that Turkey ever had. He was also a journalist and a talented poet and author.
Turkish-German actor Nur Fettahoğlu is best known for her performance as Mahidevran Sultan in the series Muhtesem Yüzyil, which has earned her several awards, such as the Beirut International Award for Best International Actress. She also holds a fashion design degree. She has also been a Sky Türk anchor.
One of the most influential Turkish short-story writers of the 20th century, Sabahattin Ali was born in a region of the Ottoman Empire that is now in northern Greece. A journalist and a high-school German teacher, he was imprisoned for libel and later assassinated. His best-known works include Madonna in a Fur Coat.
Turkish author Yaşar Kemal was blinded in one eye since childhood and took up political activism after his father’s murder. He later worked as a journalist, before finding fame with novels such as İnce Memed. He also joined the Turkish Workers Party but was arrested and charged with sedition against the Turkish government.
Ivana Sert is a Serbian-Turkish socialite, television personality, presenter, fashion designer, model, businesswoman, entrepreneur, and author. She is credited with founding the Ivana Sert brand, which sells beauty products. Ivana Sert is also a former beauty pageant titleholder and has competed in the Miss Globe International and Miss Yugoslavia pageants.
Yakup Kadri Karaosmanoğlu was a Turkish journalist, novelist, diplomat, and political figure. He is best remembered for his association with a Turkish newspaper called Tan, where he served as the founding editor-in-chief. He also contributed to another newspaper called İkdam during the Turkish War of Independence. Yakup Kadri Karaosmanoğlu is also credited with co-founding the Kadro magazine.
Halit Ziya Uşaklıgil was a Turkish poet, playwright, and author. He is best remembered for his 1899 novel Aşk-ı Memnu, which has been adapted into a TV series of the same name. Halid Ziya Uşaklıgil is credited with founding numerous literary movements and institutions, including his avant-garde journal Servet-i Fünun.