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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Istanbul University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Istanbul University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Istanbul University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Istanbul University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Istanbul University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Istanbul University.

This list is made up of graduates like David Ben-Gurion and Orhan Pamuk.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Istanbul University?” and “Which celebrities are Istanbul University alumni?”

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Hrant Dink is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni
Hrant Dink Editor, Journalist, Writer

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Nihat Erim is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni
Nihat Erim Politician

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Cavit Orhan Tütengil is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni

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Muammer Aksoy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni
Muammer Aksoy Politician, Journalist

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Orhan Pamuk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni
Orhan Pamuk Novelist, Writer

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David Ben-Gurion is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni
David Ben-Gurion Politician

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Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni
Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar Poet, Novelist, Writer

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Arif Mardin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni
Arif Mardin Music Producer

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Tuncel Kurtiz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni
Tuncel Kurtiz Film Producer, Actor, Film Director

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Altan Alpay is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni
Altan Alpay Internet Entrepreneur

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Hulusi Behçet is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni
Hulusi Behçet Dermatologist, Scientist, Physician

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Attila İlhan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni
Attila İlhan Poet, Journalist, Novelist

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Engin Arık is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni
Engin Arık Physicist

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Kadir Topbaş is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni
Kadir Topbaş Politician, Architect

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Zeki Demirkubuz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni
Zeki Demirkubuz Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer

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Yıldırım Akbulut is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni
Yıldırım Akbulut Politician

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Reşat Nuri Güntekin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni
Reşat Nuri Güntekin Politician, Novelist, Writer

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Abdullah Gül is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni
Abdullah Gül Politician

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Duygu Asena is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni
Duygu Asena Journalist, Author

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Ufuk Uras is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni
Ufuk Uras Economist

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Ertuğrul Günay is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni
Ertuğrul Günay Politician

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Aykut Barka is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni
Aykut Barka Scientist

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Candan Erçetin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni
Candan Erçetin Singer-songwriter, Singer

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Abdi İpekçi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni
Abdi İpekçi Journalist, Human rights activist

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Adnan Oktar is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni
Adnan Oktar Author, Writer

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Nimet Baş is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni
Nimet Baş Politician, Lawyer

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Metin Erksan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni
Metin Erksan Screenwriter, Film Director

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Muzafer Sherif is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni
Muzafer Sherif Psychologist, Scientist

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Naim Talu is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni
Naim Talu Politician, Economist

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Cemil Çiçek is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni
Cemil Çiçek Politician

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Mıgırdiç Margosyan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni

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Erkan Mumcu is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni
Erkan Mumcu Politician

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Sadi Irmak is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni
Sadi Irmak Politician

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Mehmet Ali Şahin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni
Mehmet Ali Şahin Politician, Lawyer

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Ahmet Altan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni
Ahmet Altan Journalist, Novelist, Writer

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Hayati Yazıcı is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni
Hayati Yazıcı Judge, Lawyer

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Cüneyt Arkın is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni
Cüneyt Arkın Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor

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Oben Özaydın is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni
Oben Özaydın Journalist

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Orhan Veli Kanık is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni

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Münir Ertegün is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni
Münir Ertegün Politician, Diplomat

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Türkan Saylan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni
Türkan Saylan Physician

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Fuat Sezgin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni
Fuat Sezgin Writer

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Özgür Çevik is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni
Özgür Çevik Actor, Singer

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Ferhat Ozcep is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni

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Ali Özgentürk is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni
Ali Özgentürk Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Director

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Köksal Toptan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni
Köksal Toptan Politician, Lawyer

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Suat Hayri Ürgüplü is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni

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Yaşar Nuri Öztürk is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni

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Mario Levi is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni
Mario Levi Journalist, Writer

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Adnan Adıvar is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Istanbul University Alumni