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

List of famous alumni from Ankara University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Ankara University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Ankara University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Ankara 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 Ankara University.

The list you're viewing has a variety of graduates in it, like Bahriye Üçok and Abdullah Öcalan.

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

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Bahriye Üçok is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
Politician, Journalist, Writer Bahriye Üçok was a female Turkish academic of theology, left-wing politician, writer, columnist, and women's rights activist whose assassination in 1990 remains unresolved.

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Gazi Yaşargil is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
Scientist, Surgeon Mahmut Gazi Yaşargil is a Turkish medical scientist and neurosurgeon. He collaborated with Raymond M. P. Donaghy M.D at the University of Vermont in developing microneurosurgery. Yaşargil ...more

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Behram Kurşunoğlu is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
Physicist, Scientist Behram Kurşunoğlu was a Turkish physicist and the founder and the director of the Center for Theoretical Studies, University of Miami. He was best known for his works on unified field theory, ...more

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Tahsin Özgüç is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
Tahsin Özgüç Scientist Tahsin Özgüç was an eminent Turkish field archaeologist. His long career, began after the World War II and lasted up to the present, made him doyen of Anatolian archaeology. ...more

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Erdal İnönü is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
Physicist, Scientist Erdal İnönü was a Turkish theoretical physicist and politician who served as the interim Prime Minister of Turkey between 16 May and 25 June 1993. He also served as the Deputy Prime ...more

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Abdüllatif Şener is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
Politician Abdüllatif Şener is a former Finance Minister in the 54th cabinet of the Turkish Government and served as the Deputy Prime Minister in the 58th and 59th cabinets of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. ...more

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Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
Professor Ekmeleddin Mehmet İhsanoğlu is a Turkish academic and diplomat who was Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation from 2004 to 2014. He is also an author and editor of academic ...more

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Imre Barmanbek is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
Imre Barmanbek Businessperson Irma Barmanbek is the Deputy Chairperson of the Dogan Holding of Turkey. Barmanbek won the title of Turkey's Best Woman Manager of the Year and is a member of the Turkish Industrialists' and ...more

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İsmet Özel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
Poet, Writer İsmet Özel is a Turkish poet and scholar.

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Adnan Menderes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
Politician Adnan Menderes was the Turkish Prime Minister between 1950–1960. He was one of the founders of the Democrat Party in 1946, the fourth legal opposition party of Turkey. He was hanged by the ...more

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Mesut Yılmaz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
Mesut Yılmaz Politician Ahmet Mesut Yılmaz is a Turkish politician. He was the leader of the Motherland Party from 1991 to 2002, and served three times as Prime Minister of Turkey. His first two prime-ministerial terms ...more

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Murathan Mungan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
Poet, Novelist, Writer Murathan Mungan is a Turkish author, short story writer, playwright and poet.

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Tülay Tuğcu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
Tülay Tuğcu Judge Tülay Tuğcu is a retired Turkish judge. She was the President of the Constitutional Court of Turkey, Chief Justice of Turkey. She retired on June 12, 2007.

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Ahmet Necdet Sezer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
Judge, Politician Ahmet Necdet Sezer was the tenth President of Turkey, serving from 2000 to 2007. Previously he was President of the Constitutional Court of Turkey from 1998 to 2000. The Grand National Assembly ...more

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Altan Öymen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
Politician, Journalist, Writer Altan Öymen is a Turkish journalist, author and former politician.

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Deniz Baykal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
Deniz Baykal Politician Deniz Baykal is a Turkish politician. He was a long-time leader of the Republican People's Party.

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Vecdi Gönül is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
Politician Mehmet Vecdi Gönül is former Minister of Defence of Turkey and Member of Parliament for Kocaeli.

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Necati Cumalı is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
Novelist Necati Cumalı was a Turkish writer of novels, short-stories, essays and poetry. He was born in Florina, Greece, and his family had settled in Urla near İzmir in the framework of the 1923 ...more

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Hüsamettin Cindoruk is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
Hüsamettin Cindoruk Politician Hüsamettin Cindoruk is a Turkish politician and the 17th Speaker of the Parliament of Turkey between 1991-1995. He has also been the leader of two political parties, notably of the True

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Semra Dündar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
Scientist Semra Dündar was a Turkish hematologist. Semra Dündar was born in Lüleburgaz in 1943. She graduated from the Ankara University School of Medicine and spent nearly all of her ...more

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Ferit Melen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
Politician Ferit Sadi Melen was a Turkish civil servant, politician and Prime Minister of Turkey.

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Bülent Arınç is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
Bülent Arınç Politician Bülent Arınç is a conservative Turkish politician. He served as the 22nd Speaker of the Parliament of Turkey from 2002 to 2007. He serves as a Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey since

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Onur Demirsoy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
Cartoonist Onur Demirsoy (born July 11, 1981, Ankara, Turkey) is the animation director and one of the cartoonists of the humour web site Grafi2000. Biography Onur Demirsoy was born in Ankara, 1981. He was ...more

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Can Dündar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
Journalist, Documentary Filmmaker, Film Producer Can Dündar is a Turkish journalist, columnist and documentarian. He is one of the best known figures in Turkish media, described as possessing "impeccable republican credentials". ...more

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Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu is a Turkish politician who has served as Turkey's Minister of Foreign Affairs since 2014. He is also a member of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, where he ...more

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Abdullah Öcalan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
Politician, Political Activist, Writer Abdullah Öcalan, also known as Apo, is one of the founding members of the militant organization the Kurdistan Workers' Party in 1978 in Turkey, which is listed as a terrorist organization ...more

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İlber Ortaylı is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
Professor İlber Ortaylı, is a leading Turkish historian, professor of history at the Galatasaray University in Istanbul and at Bilkent University in Ankara. In 2005, he was appointed as the director of ...more

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Ahmet Taner Kışlalı is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
Politician, Journalist Ahmet Taner Kışlalı was a Turkish intellectual, political scientist, lawyer, commentator/author for the Cumhuriyet newspaper, academics and politician.

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Cemal Süreya is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
Writer Cemâl Süreya, pen name of Cemâlettin Süreyya Seber, Turkish poet and writer.

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Beşir Atalay is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
Beşir Atalay Politician Beşir Atalay is a Turkish politician who was Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey in the government of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan from 2011 to 2014. Previously he was Minister of the Interior from 28 ...more

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Mehmet Şimşek is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
Mehmet Şimşek Politician Mehmet Şimşek is a economist who is the Minister of Finance of Turkey in the cabinet of re-elected former Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. He was elected to the Parliament in July 2007 and ...more

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Mehmet Aydın is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
Mehmet Aydın is one of Turkey's Ministers of State. As a representative of the Justice and Development Party from Izmir, he was elected to Parliament in the 2002 general elections.

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Burçak Özoğlu Poçan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
Burçak Özoğlu Poçan Burçak Poçan, née Özoğlu, is a female mountaineer and one of the first Turkish women to climb over 8,000 m. Burçak was born on January 4, 1970 in Ankara. ...more

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Mehmet Ağar is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
Mehmet Ağar Politician Mehmet Kemal Ağar is a Turkish former police chief, politician, government minister and leader of the Democratic Party. He was a police officer who rose to General Director of the General ...more

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Ahmed Arif is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
Poet Ahmed Arif was a Kurdish poet. Ahmed Arif studied philosophy at Ankara University. Arif was arrested on political grounds in 1950 and spent time in prison till 1952. Published in various ...more

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Hikmet Çetin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
Hikmet Çetin is a Turkish politician former minister of foreign affairs and was leader of the Republican People's Party for a short time. He served also as the Speaker of the Turkish ...more

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Erol Ozensoy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
Erol Ozensoy, a self-made Turkish entrepreneur, industrialist and businessmen, who founded Kimetsan, one of the largest chemical companies in Turkey today.

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Cengiz Çandar is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
Cengiz Çandar Journalist Cengiz Çandar is a Turkish journalist and a former war correspondent.

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Çetin Altan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
Writer Çetin Altan is a Turkish writer, journalist, and a former member of parliament. He is considered one of the finest writers in the modern Turkish language of the late 20th century.

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Engin Akyürek is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
Actor Engin Akyürek is an actor.

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Emre Taner is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
Emre Taner Emre Taner is a Turkish civil servant born in Lice, Diyarbakır Province and was until May 2010 the undersecretary of the governmental intelligence agency of Turkey, the National Intelligence ...more

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İsmail Beşikçi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
İsmail Beşikçi Sociologist, Author, Writer İsmail Beşikçi is a Turkish scholar. He is a PEN Honorary Member. He has served 17 years in prison on propaganda charges stemming from his writings about the Kurdish population in Turkey. ...more

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Adalet Ağaoğlu is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
Novelist, Author, Human rights activist Adalet Ağaoğlu is a Turkish novelist and playwright. She is considered one of the foremost novelists of 20th century Turkish literature. She has also written essays, memoirs, and short stories.

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Korkut Boratav is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
Korkut Boratav Economist Korkut Boratav is a Turkish Marxian economist. Boratav was born in Konya. After his graduation from Ankara Gazi Lycee in 1955, he continued his studies at Ankara University, Law School. In 1960 ...more

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Oktay Rıfat Horozcu is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
Oktay Rifat Horozcu, better known as Oktay Rifat, was a Turkish writer and playwright, and one of the forefront poets of modern Turkish poetry since the late 1930s. He was the founder of the ...more

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Bülent İplikçioğlu is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
Bülent İplikçioğlu Bülent İplikçioğlu, is Turkish historian, epigrapher and professor of ancient history at the Marmara University in Istanbul. İplikçioğlu studied History, Ancient History, ...more

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Atilla Yayla is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
Atilla Yayla Professor Atilla Yayla, is a Turkish political thinker and a proponent of conservative democracy. He was Professor of Politics, Political Economy and Political Philosophy at Gazi University in Turkey He ...more

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Abdullah Manaz is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
Abdullah Manaz

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Muammer Güler is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
Muammer Güler Politician Muammer Güler is a Turkish politician. He is a member of parliament from the Justice and Development Party. He was formerly the Governor of Istanbul Province and the Minister of the ...more

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Ersin Erçin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Ankara University Alumni
Ersin Erçin Diplomat Ambassador Ersin Erçin is a senior Turkish diplomat, with an extensive experience in multilateral diplomacy particularly on matters of international, Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian security, ...more