Famous Turkish Sportspersons

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Arda Turan
(Footballer)
Arda Turan
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Birthdate: January 30, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Istanbul
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Giga Chikadze
(Mixed martial artist)
Giga Chikadze
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Birthdate: August 25, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgian
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Cedi Osman
(Basketball player)
Cedi Osman
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Birthdate: April 8, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ohrid, North Macedonia Macedonia
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Emre Mor
(Footballer winger or a forward)
Emre Mor
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Birthdate: July 24, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brønshøj, Copenhagen, Denmark
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Cenk Tosun
(Football player)
Cenk Tosun
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Birthdate: June 7, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wetzlar, Germany
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Burak Yılmaz
(Football)
Burak Yılmaz
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Birthdate: July 15, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Antalya, Turkey
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Zaza Pachulia
(Basketball player)
Zaza Pachulia
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Birthdate: February 10, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia
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 8 
Naim Suleymanoglu
(Bulgarian World Champion Weightlifter and 3-Time Olympic Gold Medalist)
Naim Suleymanoglu
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Birthdate: January 23, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ptichar, Bulgaria
Died: November 18, 2017
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Hakan Şükür
(Footballer striker)
Hakan Şükür
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Birthdate: September 1, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sapanca, Turkey
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Nuri Şahin
(Football Midfielder)
Nuri Şahin
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Birthdate: September 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lüdenscheid, West Germany
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Hidayet Türkoğlu
(Basketball player)
Hidayet Türkoğlu
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Birthdate: March 19, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Istanbul
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Gökhan Inler
(Footballer central midfielder)
Gökhan Inler
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Birthdate: June 27, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Olten, Switzerland

Turkish-origin Swiss midfielder Gökhan Inler is best known for his stint with the Turkish club Adana Demirspor. He began his career with Swiss and Turkish youth teams and later also represented Switzerland in 2 FIFA World Cups. His energy and on-field movements have made him a star in Switzerland.

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Fatih Terim
(Turkish association football manager)
Fatih Terim
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Birthdate: September 4, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Adana
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Ersan Ilyasova
(Basketball player)
Ersan Ilyasova
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Birthdate: May 15, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Eskişehir, Turkey
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Furkan Korkmaz
(Basketball player)
Furkan Korkmaz
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Birthdate: July 24, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
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Alperen Şengün
(Basketball player)
Alperen Şengün
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Birthdate: July 25, 2002
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Giresun, Turkey
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Zehra Güneş
(Volleyball player)
Zehra Güneş
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Birthdate: July 7, 1999
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kartal, İstanbul, Turkey
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Avni Yildirim
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Birthdate: August 5, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sivas, Turkey
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Emre Belözoğlu
(Football midfielder)
Emre Belözoğlu
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Birthdate: September 7, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Istanbul
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Ömer Aşık
(Basketball player)
Ömer Aşık
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Birthdate: July 4, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bursa, Turkey
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Rüştü Reçber
(Football player - Goalkeeper)
Rüştü Reçber
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Birthdate: May 10, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Küçükköy, Turkey
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Hamit Altıntop
(Football player - Midfielder)
Hamit Altıntop
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Birthdate: December 8, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
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Nurettin Sonmez
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Birthdate: July 24, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
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Mehmet Okur
(Basketball player)
Mehmet Okur
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Birthdate: May 26, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Yalova, Turkey
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Serdar Tasci
(Association football player)
Serdar Tasci
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Birthdate: April 24, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Esslingen am Neckar
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Ömer Toprak
(Association football player)
Ömer Toprak
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Birthdate: July 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ravensburg
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Volkan Demirel
(Footballer)
Volkan Demirel
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Birthdate: October 27, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Istanbul
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Oğuzhan Özyakup
(Footballer midfielder)
Oğuzhan Özyakup
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Birthdate: September 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Zaandam, Netherlands
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Nihat Kahveci
(Turkish footballer)
Nihat Kahveci
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Birthdate: November 23, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Istanbul
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Ömer Yurtseven
(Basketball player)
Ömer Yurtseven
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Birthdate: June 19, 1998
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
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Eren Derdiyok
(Football Striker)
Eren Derdiyok
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Birthdate: June 12, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland
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Scottie Wilbekin
(Basketball player)
Scottie Wilbekin
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Birthdate: April 5, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Gainesville, Florida, United States
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Nadir Çiftçi
(Football player - Forward)
Nadir Çiftçi
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Birthdate: February 12, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Karakoçan, Turkey
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Bobby Dixon
(Basketball player)
Bobby Dixon
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Birthdate: April 10, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Tuncay Şanlı
(Football player)
Tuncay Şanlı
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Birthdate: January 16, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sakarya, Turkey
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Naz Aydemir
(Volleyball player)
Naz Aydemir
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Birthdate: August 14, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
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Kerem Kanter
(Basketball player)
Kerem Kanter
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Birthdate: April 29, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bursa, Turkey
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Kenan Sofuoğlu
(Motorcycle racer)
Kenan Sofuoğlu
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Birthdate: August 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kuzuluk, Akyazı, Sakarya Province, Turkey
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Semih Erden
(Basketball player)
Semih Erden
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Birthdate: July 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
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Orkun Kökçü
(Footballer midfielder)
Orkun Kökçü
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Birthdate: December 29, 2000
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Haarlem, Netherlands
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İlhan Mansız
(Football player)
İlhan Mansız
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Birthdate: August 10, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kempten, Bavaria, Germany
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Halil Dervişoğlu
(Footballer Forwarder)
Halil Dervişoğlu
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Birthdate: December 8, 1999
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
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Taha Akgül
(Wrestler)
Taha Akgül
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Birthdate: November 22, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sivas, Turkey
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Ramil Guliyev
(Sprinter)
Ramil Guliyev
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Birthdate: May 29, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Baku, Azerbaijan SSR
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Cüneyt Arkın
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Birthdate: September 7, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Alpu, Eskişehir, Turkey
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Okan Buruk
(Football player)
Okan Buruk
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Birthdate: October 19, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
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Riza Kayaalp
(Wrestler)
Riza Kayaalp
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Birthdate: October 10, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Yozgat, Turkey
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Berna Gözbaşı
(Business women)
Berna Gözbaşı
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Birthplace: Gelibolu, Turkey
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Kerim Frei
(Footballer winger position)
Kerim Frei
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Birthdate: November 19, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Feldkirch, Austria
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Emir Preldžić
(Basketball Player)
Emir Preldžić
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Birthdate: September 6, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Emir Preldžić is a Bosnian-Turkish basketball player who has played for the Turkish national basketball team. A versatile player, Preldžić can play as a power forward, point guard, and shooting guard, although he predominantly plays at the small forward position. Emir Preldžić has also played for the Slovenian national basketball team.