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List of famous writers from Turkey, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Turkey is home to many prolific writers, including those who write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biographies and more. These are some of the best Turkish writers that have ever lived, so if you're a native of Turkey and an aspiring writer then use this list as inspiration to achieve your own writing goals.

This list is made up of writers like Abdulhakim Arvasi and İlyas Salman.

This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Turkish writers?" and "Which writers are from Turkey?"

You can click on the names of these renowned writers of Turkey in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in Turkey, but they're all of Turkey descent.

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Moris Farhi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey
Moris Farhi age 82

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Aziz Nesin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey
Aziz Nesin Died at 80 (1915-1995)

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Elia Kazan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey
Elia Kazan Died at 94 (1909-2003)

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Yılmaz Güney is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey
Yılmaz Güney Died at 47 (1937-1984)

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Fatih Akın is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey
Fatih Akın age 44

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Memduh Ün is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey
Memduh Ün age 97

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Cüneyt Arkın is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey

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Nâzım Hikmet is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey
Nâzım Hikmet Died at 61 (1902-1963)

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İbrahim Tatlıses is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey

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Kartal Tibet is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey
Kartal Tibet age 79

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İhsan Yüce is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey
İhsan Yüce Died at 62 (1929-1991)

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Fikret Hakan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey
Fikret Hakan age 83

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Osman F. Seden is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey
Osman F. Seden Died at 74 (1924-1998)

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Türker İnanoğlu is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey

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Atıf Yılmaz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey
Atıf Yılmaz Died at 81 (1925-2006)

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Nuri Bilge Ceylan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey

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Mehmet Aslantuğ is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey

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Emrah is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey
Emrah age 46

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Tuncel Kurtiz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey
Tuncel Kurtiz Died at 77 (1936-2013)

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İlyas Salman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey
İlyas Salman age 68

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Fatma Girik is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey
Fatma Girik age 75

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Kenan Işık is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey
Kenan Işık age 70

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Yılmaz Erdoğan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey

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Filiz Akın is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey
Filiz Akın age 74

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Başak Daşman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey

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Ahmet Ağaoğlu is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey
Ahmet Ağaoğlu Died at 70 (1869-1939)

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Zeki Demirkubuz is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey

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Hayko Cepkin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey
Hayko Cepkin age 39

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Ferzan Özpetek is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey

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Ferdi Tayfur is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey
Ferdi Tayfur age 72

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Zülfü Livaneli is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey

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Cem Yılmaz is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey
Cem Yılmaz age 44

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Orhan Pamuk is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey
Orhan Pamuk age 65

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Mahsun Kırmızıgül is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey

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Ferhan Şensoy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey

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Abidin Dino is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey
Abidin Dino Died at 80 (1913-1993)

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Engin Günaydın is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey

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Mert Fırat is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey
Mert Fırat age 36

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Adnan Oktar is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey
Adnan Oktar age 61

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Çağan Irmak is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey
Çağan Irmak age 47

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Ata Demirer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey
Ata Demirer age 45

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Tunç Başaran is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey

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Semih Kaplanoğlu is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey

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Ahmet Ertegun is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey
Ahmet Ertegun Died at 83 (1923-2006)

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Daron Acemoğlu is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey

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A. I. Bezzerides is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey
A. I. Bezzerides Died at 99 (1908-2007)

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Haldun Taner is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey
Haldun Taner Died at 71 (1915-1986)

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Ertem Eğilmez is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey
Ertem Eğilmez Died at 60 (1929-1989)

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Ara Güler is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey
Ara Güler age 89

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Halit Refiğ is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Writers from Turkey
Halit Refiğ Died at 75 (1934-2009)