Famous Turkish Political Leaders

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 1 
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
(Founder of the Republic of Turkey,)
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
30
Birthdate: May 19, 1881
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Thessaloniki
Died: November 10, 1938
Kemal Atatürk, known as the founding father of the Republic of Turkey, was its first president. He unified Turkey into a secular country and invested in education and women’s rights. He also popularized the Latin-based Turkish alphabet and made minorities speak Turkish in public. His policies are known as “Kemalism.” 
Mehmed II
4
Birthdate: March 30, 1432
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Edirne, Rumelia Eyalet, Ottoman Sultanate
Died: May 3, 1481
 3 
Ali Kemal
(Journalist)
Ali Kemal
5
Birthdate: September 7, 1867
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fatih, Turkey
Died: November 6, 1922
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 4 
Mehmed III
(Sultan)
Mehmed III
4
Birthdate: May 26, 1566
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Manisa
Died: December 22, 1603
 5 
Mehmed IV
(Sultan)
Mehmed IV
4
Birthdate: January 2, 1642
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Istanbul
Died: January 6, 1693
 6 
Osman II
(Sultan)
Osman II
3
Birthdate: November 3, 1604
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Istanbul
Died: May 20, 1622
 7 
Abdülmecid I
3
Birthdate: April 23, 1823
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: İstanbul Eyaleti
Died: June 25, 1861
 8 
Mehmed I
(5th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire)
Mehmed I
3
Birthdate: 1389 AD
Birthplace: Bursa, Turkey
Died: May 26, 1421
 9 
Zeno
(Emperor)
Zeno
3
Birthdate: 0425 AD
Birthplace: Zenonopolis
Died: April 9, 0491
 10 
Hakan Şükür
(Footballer striker)
Hakan Şükür
4
Birthdate: September 1, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sapanca, Turkey
 11 
Tariq Aziz
(Politician, Diplomat, Journalist)
Tariq Aziz
3
Birthdate: April 28, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tel Keppe
Died: June 5, 2015
 12 
Orhan I
(Tribal Leader)
Orhan I
3
Birthdate: 1281 AD
Birthplace: Söğüt, Turkey
Died: February 29, 1362
 13 
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
(12th President of Turkey)
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
17
Birthdate: February 26, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kasımpaşa

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is a Turkish politician and the current president of Turkey. After founding the Justice and Development Party (AKP), he played a major role in leading the party to election victories and thereby helping AKP become a force to reckon with in Turkey. Described as an authoritarian, his government has restricted access to sites like Wikipedia and YouTube.

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Mustafa II
(Sultan)
Mustafa II
3
Birthdate: February 6, 1664
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: December 29, 1703
 15 
Mustafa I
(Saint)
Mustafa I
4
Birthdate: 1591 AD
Birthplace: Manisa
Died: January 20, 1639
 16 
İsmet İnönü
(President)
İsmet İnönü
3
Birthdate: September 24, 1884
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: İzmir
Died: December 25, 1973
 17 
Selim III
(Sultan)
Selim III
3
Birthdate: December 24, 1761
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Constantinople
Died: July 28, 1808
 18 
Talaat Pasha
(Political Leader)
Talaat Pasha
3
Birthdate: September 1, 1874
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kardzali, Bulgaria
Died: March 15, 1921
 19 
Justinian II
(Emperor)
Justinian II
3
Birthdate: 0669 AD
Birthplace: Constantinople
Died: December 11, 0711
 20 
Ahmed II
(Sultan)
Ahmed II
3
Birthdate: February 25, 1643
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Topkapı Palace, Istanbul
Died: February 6, 1695
 21 
Abdullah Öcalan
(Leader, founding member of the militant Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK))
Abdullah Öcalan
5
Birthdate: April 4, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ömerli, Turkey
 22 
Mahmud I
(Sultan)
Mahmud I
3
Birthdate: August 2, 1696
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Edirne
Died: December 13, 1754
 23 
Adnan Menderes
(9th Prime Minister of Turkey)
Adnan Menderes
3
Birthdate: 1899 AD
Birthplace: Koçarlı, Turkey
Died: September 17, 1961
 24 
Turgut Özal
(President)
Turgut Özal
3
Birthdate: October 13, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Malatya
Died: April 17, 1993
 25 
Maxentius
(Emperor)
Maxentius
3
Birthdate: 0283 AD
Birthplace: not known
Died: October 28, 0312
 26 
Suleiman II
(Sultan)
Suleiman II
3
Birthdate: April 15, 1642
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Constantinople
Died: June 22, 1691
 27 
Süleyman Demirel
(Politician, Civil engineer, Engineer)
Süleyman Demirel
4
Birthdate: November 1, 1924
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Isparta Province
Died: June 17, 2015
 28 
Antigonus I Monophthalmus
(Macedonian general)
Antigonus I Monophthalmus
3
Birthdate: 0382 BC
Birthplace: Elimiotis, Greece
Died: 0301 BC
 29 
Julius Martov
(Politician)
Julius Martov
3
Birthdate: November 24, 1873
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Constantinople, Turkey
Died: April 4, 1923
 30 
Theodosius II
(Emperor)
Theodosius II
3
Birthdate: April 10, 0401
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Istanbul
Died: July 28, 0450
 31 
Emine Erdoğan
(Politician)
Emine Erdoğan
3
Birthdate: February 16, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Üsküdar, Istanbul, Turkey
 32 
Abdülâziz
(Sultan)
Abdülâziz
3
Birthdate: February 8, 1830
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Istanbul
Died: June 4, 1876
 33 
Kenan Evren
(Politician)
Kenan Evren
4
Birthdate: July 17, 1917
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Alaşehir
Died: May 9, 2015
 34 
Ahmet Necdet Sezer
(Judge, Politician)
Ahmet Necdet Sezer
4
Birthdate: September 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Afyonkarahisar
 35 
Bülent Ecevit
(Politician, Writer, Poet, Translator, Journalist, Diplomat)
Bülent Ecevit
4
Birthdate: May 28, 1925
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Istanbul
Died: November 5, 2006
 36 
Burhan Asaf Belge
(Politician)
Burhan Asaf Belge
3
Birthdate: February 1, 1899
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: İstanbul, Turkey
Died: January 12, 1967
 37 
Sokollu Mehmed Pasha
3
Birthdate: 1505 AD
Birthplace: Rudo, Sanjak of Herzegovina, Ottoman Empire
Died: October 11, 1579
 38 
Manuel II Palaiologos
3
Birthdate: June 27, 1350
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Constantinople
Died: July 21, 1425
 39 
Justin II
(Emperor)
Justin II
3
Birthdate: 0520 AD
Birthplace: Constantinople
Died: October 5, 0578
 40 
Osman III
(Sultan)
Osman III
3
Birthdate: January 2, 1699
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Edirne
Died: October 30, 1757
 41 
Meral Akşener
(Politician)
Meral Akşener
4
Birthdate: July 18, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: İzmit, Turkey
 42 
Basiliscus
(Emperor)
Basiliscus
3
Died: 0476 AD
 43 
Tansu Çiller
(22nd Prime Minister of Turkey)
Tansu Çiller
3
Birthdate: May 24, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
 44 
Cemal Gürsel
(Politician, Officer)
Cemal Gürsel
4
Birthdate: October 13, 1895
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Erzurum
Died: September 14, 1966
 45 
Alpaslan Turkes
(Politician)
Alpaslan Turkes
2
Birthdate: November 25, 1917
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nicosia, Cyprus
Died: April 5, 1997
 46 
Necmettin Erbakan
(politician, engineer, university teacher)
Necmettin Erbakan
3
Birthdate: October 29, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sinop
Died: February 27, 2011
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Ahmet Tevfik Pasha
2
Birthdate: February 11, 1845
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Constantinople, Turkey
Died: October 8, 1936
 48 
Celâl Bayar
(President)
Celâl Bayar
2
Birthdate: May 16, 1883
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Umurbey, Turkey
Died: August 22, 1986
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Kenan Sofuoğlu
(Motorcycle racer)
Kenan Sofuoğlu
2
Birthdate: August 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kuzuluk, Akyazı, Sakarya Province, Turkey
 50 
Heraklonas
(Emperor)
Heraklonas
2
Birthdate: May 3, 0626
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Palace of Sophianae
Died: 0641 AD