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

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

The list you're viewing is made up of graduates like Hammad Husain and Ahmet Altan.

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

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Erol Gelenbe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Middle East Technical University Alumni
Erol Gelenbe Computer scientist Sami Erol Gelenbe is a French and Turkish computer scientist, electronic engineer and applied mathematician who is Professor in Computer-Communications at Imperial College. Known for pioneering ...more

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Mustafa Halilsoy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Middle East Technical University Alumni
Mustafa Halilsoy Physicist

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Elif Şafak is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Middle East Technical University Alumni
Elif Şafak Novelist, Author, Writer Elif Şafak is a Turkish author, columnist, speaker and academic. "As Turkey's bestselling female writer, Şafak is a brave champion of cosmopolitanism, a sophisticated feminist, and an ...more

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Tekin Dereli is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Middle East Technical University Alumni
Tekin Dereli Physicist, Scientist Tekin Dereli is a Turkish theoretical physicist.

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Ali Babacan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Middle East Technical University Alumni
Ali Babacan Politician Ali Babacan is a Turkish politician and the current Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey responsible for the Economy. He was previously Minister of Economy in the 58th cabinet from the Justice and ...more

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Turgay Uzer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Middle East Technical University Alumni
Turgay Uzer Physicist, Scientist Ahmet Turgay Uzer is a Turkish-American theoretical physicist. Currently Regents' Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology. He has contributed in field of atomic and molecular physics, ...more

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Yasemin Dalkılıç is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Middle East Technical University Alumni
Yasemin Dalkılıç Diver Yasemin Dalkılıç is a Turkish female free diver. She holds numerous records in different categories of free diving. Though still in the middle of her career, she is already considered to ...more

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Şebnem Ferah is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Middle East Technical University Alumni
Şebnem Ferah Guitarist, Songwriter, Composer Şebnem Ferah is a Turkish singer, song-writer, composer, and guitarist. She was the lead vocalist of the all-female hard rock band Volvox until 1994, after which she went on to pursue an ...more

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Süreyya Serdengeçti is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Middle East Technical University Alumni
Süreyya Serdengeçti Economist Süreyya Serdengeçti is a Turkish economist and former Governor of the Central Bank of Turkey. He is currently working as an instructor in Turkish and world economics at the TOBB ...more

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Ahmet Altan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Middle East Technical University Alumni
Ahmet Altan Journalist, Novelist, Writer Ahmet Hüsrev Altan is a Turkish journalist and author. A working journalist for more than twenty years, he has served in all stages of the profession, from being a night shift reporter to ...more

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Ataç İmamoğlu is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Middle East Technical University Alumni
Ataç İmamoğlu Physicist Ataç İmamoğlu is a Turkish-US physicist working on quantum optics and quantum computation. His academic interests are quantum optics, semiconductor physics, and nonlinear optics.

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Can Dündar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Middle East Technical University Alumni
Can Dündar 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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Emin Çölaşan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Middle East Technical University Alumni
Emin Çölaşan Journalist, Writer Emin Çölaşan is a Turkish investigative journalist, whose daily column appeared in the country's internationally best-known and most influential mass-circulation newspaper, ...more

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İrşadi Aksun is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Middle East Technical University Alumni
İrşadi Aksun Scientist M. İrşadi Aksun is an award-winning Turkish professor of electrical and electronics engineering and the dean of College of Engineering at Koç University. He received his Bachelor's and ...more

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Abdullah Atalar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Middle East Technical University Alumni
Abdullah Atalar Professor, Scientist Abdullah Atalar is a Turkish scientist and academic. Atalar is the Rector of Bilkent University, and a professor at Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. He received B.S. degree ...more

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Taner Akçam is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Middle East Technical University Alumni
Taner Akçam Historian, Author Altuğ Taner Akçam is a Turkish-German historian and sociologist. He is one of the first Turkish academics to acknowledge and openly discuss the Armenian Genocide, and is recognized as a ...more

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Hammad Husain is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Middle East Technical University Alumni
Hammad Husain Architect Hammad Husain is a Pakistani architect and writer, based in Islamabad.

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Tunç Hamarat is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Middle East Technical University Alumni
Tunç Hamarat Tunç Hamarat is a Turkish chess player living in Austria and the sixteenth ICCF World Champion, 1999–2004. Born on December 1, 1946 in Istanbul, Hamarat attended the Austrian St. ...more

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Mehmet Ali Talat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Middle East Technical University Alumni
Mehmet Ali Talat Mehmet Ali Talat is the former Turkish-Cypriot leader of the de facto Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. The TRNC is a state that was established in 1983 and has since then only been ...more

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Derya Köroğlu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Middle East Technical University Alumni
Derya Köroğlu Singer Derya Köroğlu is the founding member and lead singer of the Turkish musical group Yeni Türkü. He plays guitar. Besides Yeni Türkü, he made a solo album titled Musikarium ...more

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Burçak Özoğlu Poçan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Middle East Technical 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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Durmus A. Demir is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Middle East Technical University Alumni
Durmus A. Demir Durmuş Ali Demir is a Turkish theoretical physicist and a dean of the Graduate School of Engineering and Sciences at the Izmir Institute of Technology where he is the ex-chair of the Physics ...more

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Ulus Baker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Middle East Technical University Alumni
Ulus Baker Ulus Sedat Baker was a Turkish Cypriot sociologist. Baker was born to a cosmopolitan family; his mother was the famous Cypriot poet Pembe Marmara, and his father was the prominent psychiatrist ...more

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Haydar Ergülen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Middle East Technical University Alumni
Haydar Ergülen Haydar Ergülen is one of the important poets of the recent generation in contemporary Turkish literature. Born in 1956 in Eskişehir, Türkeli, he graduated from the Sociology Department ...more

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Eylem Elif Maviş is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Middle East Technical University Alumni
Eylem Elif Maviş Eylem Elif Maviş, née Koç, is the first Turkish woman mountaineer to climb Mount Everest, the highest mountain on Earth. Elif was born on in Tokat, Turkey. She received her ...more

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Suna Yılmaz is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Middle East Technical University Alumni
Suna Yılmaz

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Bora Maviş is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Middle East Technical University Alumni
Bora Maviş

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Serhan Poçan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Middle East Technical University Alumni
Serhan Poçan Serhan Poçan is a Turkish mountaineer and a summiter of Mount Everest. He was born on April 11, 1970 in Konya, Turkey. Serhan graduated from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara ...more

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Serkan Girgin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Middle East Technical University Alumni
Serkan Girgin

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Soner Büyükatalay is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Middle East Technical University Alumni
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Javaid Laghari is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Middle East Technical University Alumni
Javaid Laghari Scientist Javaid Laghari, is a Pakistani electrical engineer and science administrator who served as the Chairperson of the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan from Aug 2009 to Aug 2013. He is an ...more

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Erdem Duhan Özensoy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Middle East Technical University Alumni
Erdem Duhan Özensoy Erdem Duhan Özensoy is a Turkish businessman and industrialist. Born in Ankara as the only son of Erol Ozensoy, he attended high school at Ted Ankara College. Duhan then studied at the ...more

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Turgut M. Gur is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Middle East Technical University Alumni
Turgut M. Gur Dr. Turgut M. Gur has the responsibility for day-to-day operation and management of Stanford University Center on Nanostructuring for Efficient Energy Conversion and its programs. He has ...more

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Neşe Yaşın is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Middle East Technical University Alumni
Neşe Yaşın Neşe Yaşın, is a well known Turkish Cypriot poet and author.

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Umran Inan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Middle East Technical University Alumni
Umran Inan Geophysicist Umran Savas Inan is a scientist at Koc University and Stanford University in the field of geophysics and very low frequency radioscience. He received a Ph.D. from Stanford in 1977 under the ...more

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Mensur Akgün is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Middle East Technical University Alumni
Mensur Akgün Prof. Dr. Mensur Akgün is a Turkish professor at Istanbul Kültür University, political analyst, columnist in Turkish daily Star and civil society activist. Together with his ...more

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Erdem Başçı is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Middle East Technical University Alumni
Erdem Başçı Economist Erdem Başçı is a Turkish economist and the current Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey since April 2011.

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Suat Günsel is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Middle East Technical University Alumni
Suat Günsel Entrepreneur Suat İrfan Günsel is a Turkish Cypriot entrepreneur, businessman and founder of the Near East University. In 2011, Forbes ranked him as the second richest person in Cyprus and the 1,140th ...more