Famous Turkish Writers

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 1 Ali Kemal

Ali Kemal.
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: September 7, 1867
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fatih, Turkey
Died: November 6, 1922

 2 Orhan Pamuk

Orhan Pamuk.
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Birthdate: June 7, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey

Orhan Pamuk is a Turkish novelist, screenwriter, and academic. He is the recipient of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature. One of the best-known writers from Turkey, he has sold over 13 million books in 63 languages. He began writing in the 1970s and is the author of several novels and non-fiction works in both English and Turkish. 

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 3 Adnan Oktar

Adnan Oktar.
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Famous As: Writer, Theologian
Birthdate: February 2, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ankara

 4 Fethullah Gülen

Fethullah Gülen.
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Famous As: Scholar, author, preacher
Birthdate: April 27, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Erzurum
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 5 Lucian

Lucian.
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Famous As: Satirist
Birthdate: 0125 AD
Birthplace: Samsat, Turkey
Died: 0180 AD

 6 Yunus Emre

Yunus Emre
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Famous As: poet, writer
Birthdate: 1240 AD
Birthplace: Asia Minor
Died: 1321 AD

 7 Ammianus Marcellinus

Ammianus Marcellinus
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Famous As: Soldier,historian
Birthdate: 0330 AD
Birthplace: Antioch
Died: 0400 AD
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 8 Papias

Papias
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: 0070 AD
Died: 0163 AD

 9 Ahmet Tevfik Pasha

Ahmet Tevfik Pasha
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Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: February 11, 1845
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Constantinople, Turkey
Died: October 8, 1936

 10 Bülent Ecevit

Bülent Ecevit
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Famous As: Politician, Writer, Poet, Translator, Journalist, Diplomat
Birthdate: May 28, 1925
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Istanbul
Died: November 5, 2006

 11 Yılmaz Güney

Yılmaz Güney
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Famous As: Director, Screenwriter
Birthdate: April 1, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Yenice, Karataş, Turkey
Died: September 9, 1984

 12 Zeki Müren

Zeki Müren
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 6, 1931
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bursa, Turkey
Died: September 24, 1996

 13 Anacreon

Anacreon
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 0570 BC
Birthplace: Teos, Turkey
Died: 0485 BC

 14 Türkan Şoray

Türkan Şoray
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Famous As: Actress, Writer
Birthdate: June 28, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Eyüp, Istanbul, Turkey

 15 Tuncel Kurtiz

Tuncel Kurtiz
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Famous As: Actor, Writer
Birthdate: February 1, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kocaeli Province, Turkey
Died: September 27, 2013

 16 Aziz Nesin

Aziz Nesin
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Famous As: Poet, Writer, Novelist, Children's writer, Journalist, Author
Birthdate: December 20, 1915
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Heybeliada
Died: July 6, 1995

 17 Ali-Shir Nava'i

Ali-Shir Nava'i
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: February 9, 1441
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Herat, Afghanistan
Died: January 3, 1501

 18 Symeon the New Theologian

Symeon the New Theologian
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Famous As: Monk
Birthdate: 0949 AD
Birthplace: Galatia
Died: March 12, 1022

 19 Ziya Gökalp

Ziya Gökalp
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Famous As: Sociologist
Birthdate: March 23, 1876
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Çermik, Turkey
Died: October 25, 1924

 20 Sabahattin Ali

Sabahattin Ali
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Famous As: Novelist, Journalist
Birthdate: February 25, 1907
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ardino, Bulgaria
Died: April 2, 1948

 21 Sheikh Galip

Sheikh Galip
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 1757 AD
Birthplace: İstanbul, Turkey
Died: January 3, 1798

 22 Namık Kemal

Namık Kemal
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: December 21, 1840
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tekirdağ, Turkey
Died: December 2, 1888

 23 Tamer Levent

Tamer Levent
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 13, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Karşıyaka, İzmir, Turkey

 24 Yaşar Kemal

Yaşar Kemal
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Famous As: Screenwriter, Novelist, Writer, Journalist
Birthdate: October 6, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gökçedam
Died: February 28, 2015

 25 Michael Psellos

Michael Psellos
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Famous As: Monk
Birthdate: 1018 AD
Birthplace: Constantinople
Died: April 30, 1078

 26 Alcman

Alcman
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 0000 BC
Birthplace: Sardis

 27 Halide Edib Adıvar

Halide Edib Adıvar
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: June 11, 1884
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
Died: January 9, 1964

 28 Aşık Paşa

Aşık Paşa
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 1272 AD
Birthplace: Kırşehir, Turkey
Died: 1333 AD

 29 Necip Fazıl Kısakürek

Necip Fazıl Kısakürek
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: May 26, 1904
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: İstanbul, Turkey
Died: May 25, 1983

 30 John Malalas

John Malalas
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Famous As: Chronicler
Birthdate: 0491 AD
Birthplace: Antioch
Died: 0578 AD

 31 Neşet Ertaş

Neşet Ertaş
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Famous As: Singer, Musician
Birthdate: 1938 AD
Birthplace: Çiçekdağı, Turkey
Died: September 25, 2012

 32 Aquila of Sinope

Aquila of Sinope
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Famous As: Biblical scholar
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Sinop, Turkey

 33 John Tzetzes

John Tzetzes
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 1110 AD
Birthplace: Constantinople, Turkey
Died: 1180 AD

 34 Eudocia Macrembolitissa

Eudocia Macrembolitissa
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Famous As: Byzantine empress
Birthdate: 1021 AD
Birthplace: Constantinople, Turkey
Died: 1096 AD

 35 Reșat Nuri Güntekin

Reșat Nuri Güntekin
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: November 25, 1889
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Constantinople, Turkey
Died: December 7, 1956

 36 Şeyhî

Şeyhî
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Kütahya, Turkey
Died: 1431 AD

 37 Gül Baba

Gül Baba
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Famous As: Turkish dervish
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Merzifon, Turkey
Died: September 1, 1541

 38 Eustathius of Thessalonica

Eustathius of Thessalonica
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Famous As: Greek Orthodox metropolitan
Birthdate: 1115 AD
Birthplace: Constantinople, Turkey
Died: 1196 AD

 39 Oğuz Atay

Oğuz Atay
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Famous As: Civil engineer, Engineer, Writer, Playwright, University teacher
Birthdate: October 12, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: İnebolu
Died: December 13, 1977

 40 Mimnermus

Mimnermus
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Famous As: Greek poet
Birthdate: 0670 AD
Birthplace: Colophon, Turkey

 41 Ayşe Kulin

Ayşe Kulin
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 26, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey

 42 Orhan Veli Kanık

Orhan Veli Kanık
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: April 13, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Beykoz, Turkey
Died: November 14, 1950

 43 Muazzez İlmiye Çığ

Muazzez İlmiye Çığ
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Famous As: Archaeologist, Writer
Birthdate: June 20, 1914
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bursa, Turkey

 44 Zülfü Livaneli

Zülfü Livaneli
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Famous As: Singer, Writer
Birthdate: June 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ilgin, Konya, Turkey

 45 Sait Faik Abasıyanık

Sait Faik Abasıyanık
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: November 18, 1906
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Adapazarı, Turkey
Died: May 11, 1954

 46 Tevfik Fikret

Tevfik Fikret
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Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: December 24, 1867
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Constantinople, Turkey
Died: August 19, 1915

 47 İbrahim Şinasi

İbrahim Şinasi
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: August 5, 1826
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Constantinople, Turkey
Died: September 13, 1871

 48 Nicander

Nicander
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Famous As: Family physician
Birthdate: 0197 AD
Birthplace: Claros, Turkey
Died: 0170 AD

 49 Nikephoros I of Constantinople

Nikephoros I of Constantinople
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: 0758 AD
Birthplace: Constantinople, Turkey
Died: April 5, 0828

 50 Omer Seyfeddin

Omer Seyfeddin
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: March 11, 1884
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gohen, Turkey
Died: March 6, 1920