Famous Turkish Musicians

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Ahmet Ertegün
(Co-founder and president of Atlantic Records)
Ahmet Ertegün
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Birthdate: July 31, 1923
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: İstanbul, Turkey
Died: December 14, 2006
 2 
Arif Mardin
(Music Producer)
Arif Mardin
2
Birthdate: March 15, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: İstanbul, Turkey
Died: June 25, 2006
 3 
Tarkan
(Singer-songwriter)
Tarkan
3
Birthdate: October 17, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Alzey
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 4 
İbrahim Tatlıses
(Singer, Actor)
İbrahim Tatlıses
3
Birthdate: January 1, 1952
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Urfa, Turkey
 5 
Yusuf Çim
(Singer, Actor)
Yusuf Çim
2
Birthdate: September 26, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
 6 
Hal Ozsan
(Actor)
Hal Ozsan
2
Birthdate: October 26, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Famagusta, Cyprus
 7 
Ozcan Deniz
2
Birthdate: May 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ankara, Turkey
 8 
Kenan Doğulu
(Musician)
Kenan Doğulu
2
Birthdate: May 31, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
 9 
Sezen Aksu
(Singer)
Sezen Aksu
2
Birthdate: July 13, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sarayköy, Denizli, Turkey
 10 
Barış Manço
(Musician, Singer)
Barış Manço
2
Birthdate: January 2, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Üsküdar, Istanbul, Turkey
Died: February 1, 1999
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Muslum Gurses
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Birthdate: May 7, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fıstıközü, Halfeti, Şanlıurfa Province Şanlıurfa, Turkey
Died: March 3, 2013
 12 
Murat Boz
(Singer-Songwriter)
Murat Boz
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Birthdate: March 7, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Karadeniz Ereğli, Turkey
 13 
Aleyna Tilki
(Singer)
Aleyna Tilki
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Birthdate: March 28, 2000
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Konya, Turkey
 14 
Oğuzhan Koç
(Singer-Songwriter)
Oğuzhan Koç
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Birthdate: May 13, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Refahiye, Turkey
 15 
Zeynep Bastik
(Singer, Actress)
Zeynep Bastik
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Birthdate: July 8, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Çanakkale, Turkey
 16 
Şevval Sam
(Singer, Actress)
Şevval Sam
2
Birthdate: November 11, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
 17 
Selda Bağcan
(Singer-songwriter, Musician)
Selda Bağcan
2
Birthdate: December 14, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Muğla, Turkey
 18 
Mustafa Sandal
(Singer, Musician)
Mustafa Sandal
2
Birthdate: January 11, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
 19 
Burak Tozkoparan
(Actor, Musician)
Burak Tozkoparan
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Birthdate: November 14, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
 20 
Zeki Müren
(Legendary Turkish Singer, Songwriter, Composer, and Actor)
Zeki Müren
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Birthdate: December 6, 1931
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bursa, Turkey
Died: September 24, 1996

Known to fans as the Pasha of Music, Turkish singer, songwriter, and composer Zeki Müren was a legendary figure of Turkish classical music. He also acted in several films, such as the blockbuster Beklenen Şarkı. His track Manolyam was the first song to win Turkey’s prestigious Golden Record Award.

 21 
Gülşen
(Singer-songwriter)
Gülşen
1
Birthdate: May 29, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
 22 
Serhat
(Singer, Television presenter)
Serhat
2
Birthdate: October 24, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
 23 
Pinar Toprak
(Composer)
Pinar Toprak
2
Birthdate: October 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
 24 
Cem Karaca
(Musician)
Cem Karaca
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Birthdate: April 5, 1945
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
Died: February 8, 2004
 25 
Serdar Ortaç
(Singer, Songwriter)
Serdar Ortaç
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Birthdate: February 16, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
 26 
Ben Fero
(Rapper)
Ben Fero
2
Birthdate: February 25, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bonn, Germany
 27 
Murat Dalkılıç
(Singer-Songwriter)
Murat Dalkılıç
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Birthdate: August 7, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: İzmir, Turkey
 28 
Simge
(Singer)
Simge
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Birthdate: August 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Şişli, Istanbul, Turkey
 29 
Demet Akalin
(Singer, Model)
Demet Akalin
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Birthdate: April 23, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gölcük, Kocaeli, Turkey
 30 
Hande Yener
(Singer)
Hande Yener
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Birthdate: January 12, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kadıköy, Istanbul, Turkey
 31 
Mustafa Ceceli
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Birthdate: November 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ankara, Turkey
 32 
Toygar Işıklı
(Composer, Singer)
Toygar Işıklı
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Birthdate: April 16, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Gölcük, Kocaeli, Turkey
 33 
Gökhan Özoğuz
(Singer, Musician)
Gökhan Özoğuz
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Birthdate: October 11, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
 34 
Emrah
(Singer)
Emrah
1
Birthdate: January 1, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Diyarbakir, Turkey
 35 
Sıla
(Singer-songwriter)
Sıla
1
Birthdate: June 17, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Acıpayam, Turkey
 36 
Ceza
(Rapper)
Ceza
1
Birthdate: December 31, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Üsküdar, Istanbul, Turkey
 37 
İrem Derici
(Singer)
İrem Derici
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Birthdate: March 21, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
 38 
Oyku Gurman
(Singer)
Oyku Gurman
1
Birthdate: August 4, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
 39 
Mabel Matiz
(Singer, Dentist)
Mabel Matiz
1
Birthdate: August 31, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Erdemli, Mersin, Turkey
 40 
Barış Akarsu
(Musician, Actor)
Barış Akarsu
1
Birthdate: June 29, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Zonguldak, Bartın, Turkey
Died: July 4, 2007
 41 
Ismail YK
(Singer)
Ismail YK
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Birthdate: July 5, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hamm, Germany
 42 
Dario Moreno
(Singer)
Dario Moreno
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Birthdate: April 3, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Aydın, Turkey
Died: December 1, 1968
 43 
İbrahim Erkal
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Birthdate: January 1, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Narman, Erzurum, Turkey
Died: May 11, 2017
 44 
Özgür Çevik
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Birthdate: May 27, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ankara, Turkey
 45 
Elif Demirezer
(Musician)
Elif Demirezer
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Birthdate: December 12, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
 46 
Neşet Ertaş
(Legendary Turkish Folk Singer and Musician)
Neşet Ertaş
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Birthdate: 1938 AD
Birthplace: Çiçekdağı, Turkey
Died: September 25, 2012

Turkish singer-poet and bard Neşet Ertaş, who specialized in traditional and folk music, was also skilled in playing the bağlama. The son of Turkish folk poet and singer Muharrem Ertaş, he followed in his father’s footsteps. He had also taught music in Germany and was named UNESCO’s National Living Human Treasure.

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Şebnem Ferah
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Birthdate: April 12, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Yalova, Turkey
 48 
İdil Biret
(Pianist)
İdil Biret
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Birthdate: November 21, 1941
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ankara, Turkey
 49 
Nil Karaibrahimgil
(Singer, Musician)
Nil Karaibrahimgil
1
Birthdate: October 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ankara, Turkey
 50 
Yildiz Tilbe
(Singer)
Yildiz Tilbe
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Birthdate: July 16, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Konak, İzmir, Turkey