Famous Poets from Turkey

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

This list below has a variety of people, like Ceyhun Yilmaz and Nâzım Hikmet, in it.

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

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Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Poets from Turkey
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Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar (23 June 1901 – 24 January 1962) was a Turkish poet, novelist, literary scholar and essayist, widely regarded as one of the most important representatives of modernism in Turkish literature. In addition to his literary and academic career, Tanpınar was also a member of the Turkish Parliament between 1944 and 1946. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 61 (1901-1962)

Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey

Çağdaş Çet... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Poets from Turkey
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Çağdaş Çetinkaya

Age: 33

Can Yücel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Poets from Turkey
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Can Yücel (pronounced [dʒan jyˈdʒæl]; August 21, 1926 in İstanbul – August 12, 1999 in Datça) was a Turkish poet noted for his use of colloquial language. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 73 (1926-1999)

Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey

Ceyhun Yılmaz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Poets from Turkey
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Ceyhun Yılmaz is a poet, comedian and an actor. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 42

Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey