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List of notable or famous playwrights from Turkey, with bios and photos, including the top playwrights born in Turkey and even some popular playwrights who immigrated to Turkey. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Turkish playwrights then this list is the perfect resource for you. These playwrights are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known playwright from Turkey is included when available.

People here include everything from Nâzım Hikmet to Reşat Nuri Güntekin.

This historic playwrights from Turkey list can help answer the questions "Who are some Turkish playwrights of note?" and "Who are the most famous playwrights from Turkey?" These prominent playwrights of Turkey may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Turkish playwrights.

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Abdulhak Hamid Tarhan was an early 20th-century Turkish playwright and poet. He was one of the leading lights of the Turkish Romantic period. He is known in Turkish literature as "Şair-i Azam" and "Dahi-i Azam". ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 86 (1851-1937)

Birthplace: Bebek, Istanbul

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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. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 88

Birthplace: Nallıhan, Turkey

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Coşkun Büktel is a Turkish playwright, screenwriter, novelist and theatre critic. He was born in İzmir, Turkey, in 1950 and graduated from the English Philology department of Istanbul University in 1981. He is best known for his twice-published play Theope, and also as a highly creative theatre critic. Büktel also has published a drama anthology named "Eleştiren Oyunlar" and has also translated D. H. Lawrence’s novella The Fox into Turkish. In recent years he has written three screenplays, including "Fiasco", the rights to which famous Turkish director/producer Sinan Çetin has purchased, and "İkinci Geliş", which has been already turned into a novel and is to be published soon. Since 2007, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 68

Birthplace: Izmir, Turkey, Izmir Province, Aegean Region, Asia, + more

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Ferhan Şensoy is a prominent Turkish playwright, actor and stage director. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 67

Birthplace: Çarşamba, Turkey

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