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List of famous politicians from Turkey, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Turkish politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Turkish politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Turkey and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Turkey, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

List politicians include Ahmed Vefik Pasha, Veysel Eroğlu and many additional politicians as well.

You can click on the names of these renowned politicians of Turkey in order to get more information about each one.

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Abdülhalik Renda is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Abdülhalik Renda Died at 76 (1881-1957) Mustafa Abdülhalik Renda was a Turkish civil servant and politician, and a close co-worker of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.

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Abdullah Gül is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Abdullah Gül age 68 Abdullah Gül, is a Turkish politician who served as the 11th President of Turkey, in office from 2007 to 2014. He previously served for four months as Prime Minister from 2002 to 2003, and ...more

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Abdullah Öcalan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Abdullah Öcalan age 70 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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Abdüllatif Şener is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Abdüllatif Şener age 64 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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Adnan Menderes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Adnan Menderes Died at 62 (1899-1961) 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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Ahmed Dogan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Ahmed Dogan age 64 Ahmed Demir Dogan is a Bulgarian politician of Turkish descent. He was chairman of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms from 1990 to 2013.

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Ahmet Tevfik Pasha is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Ahmet Tevfik Pasha Died at 91 (1845-1936) Ahmet Tevfik Pasha, known as Ahmet Tevfik Okday after the Surname Law of 1934, was the last Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire. He held the office three times, the first in 1909 under Abdul ...more

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Ahmed Vefik Pasha is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Ahmed Vefik Pasha Died at 68 (1823-1891) Ahmed Vefik Pasha, was a Greek-Ottoman statesman, diplomat, playwright, and translator of the Tanzimat and First Constitutional periods. He was commissioned with top-rank governmental duties, ...more

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Ahmet Ağaoğlu is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Ahmet Ağaoğlu Died at 70 (1869-1939) Ahmet Ağaoğlu, also known as Ahmed bey Agayev was a prominent Azerbaijani and Turkish publicist and journalist. He was recognized as one of the founders of pan-Turkism.

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Ahmet Davutoğlu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Ahmet Davutoğlu age 59 Ahmet Davutoğlu is a Turkish diplomat and politician who has been the Prime Minister of Turkey since 28 August 2014 and the leader of the Justice and Development Party since 27 August 2014. He ...more

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Ahmet Fikri Tüzer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Ahmet Fikri Tüzer Died at 64 (1878-1942) Ahmet Fikri Tüzer was a member of Republican People's Party and the acting Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey for two days from 7 July 1942 to 9 July 1942. He was also the Minister of ...more

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Ahmet Kurtcebe Alptemoçin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Ahmet Kurtcebe Alptemoçin age 78 Ahmet Kurtcebe Alptemoçin is a Turkish mechanical engineer, industrialist and politician belonging to the Motherland Party. He served as Minister of Finance and Customs between 1984–1985 ...more

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Ahmet Kutalmış Türkeş is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Ahmet Kutalmış Türkeş age 40 Ahmet Kutalmış Türkeş is a economist and politician.

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Ahmet Kutsi Tecer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Ahmet Kutsi Tecer Died at 66 (1901-1967) Ahmet Kutsi Tecer was a Turkish poet and politician.

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Ahmet Necdet Sezer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Ahmet Necdet Sezer age 77 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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Ahmet Özal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Ahmet Özal age 63 Tevfik Ahmet Özal is a Turkish politician, the son of former Turkish President and Prime Minister Turgut Özal and a member of the Özal family. He has been an MP, and co-founded ...more

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Ahmet Türk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Ahmet Türk age 76 Ahmet Türk is a Kurdish nationalist politician in Turkey. He was the chairman of the former pro-Kurdish Democratic Society Party in Turkey and was a member of the Grand National Assembly of ...more

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Akkan Suver is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Akkan Suver age 76 Akkan Suver is a Turkish journalist, and a former politician of the Nationalist Movement Party. He is President of the Marmara Group Foundation.

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Alemdar Mustafa Pasha is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Alemdar Mustafa Pasha Died at 53 (1755-1808) Alemdar Mustafa Pasha was an Ottoman military commander and a Grand Vizier born in Khotyn in then Ottoman land Ukraine in 1765. Both alemdar and bayraktar mean "the standard bearer" ...more

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Ali Babacan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Ali Babacan age 51 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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Ali Bozer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Ali Bozer age 93 Ali Husrev Bozer is a Turkish politician and academic of commercial law.

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Ali Riza Pasha is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Ali Riza Pasha Died at 72 (1860-1932) Ali Rıza Pasha was one of the last grand viziers of the Ottoman Empire, under the reign of the last Ottoman sultan Mehmed VI Vahdeddin, between 14 October 1919 and 2 March 1920. He was born in ...more

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Ali Talip Özdemir is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Ali Talip Özdemir age 65 Ali Talip Özdemir is a Turkish politician and the former leader of the Motherland Party. He was born in the Central Anatolian town of Ereğli in Konya Province into a family with 12 ...more

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Alparslan Türkeş is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Alparslan Türkeş Died at 80 (1917-1997) Alparslan Türkeş was a Turkish nationalist politician who was the founder and former president of the Nationalist Movement Party. He represented the far right of the Turkish political ...more

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Altan Öymen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Altan Öymen age 86 Altan Öymen is a Turkish journalist, author and former politician.

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Arif Sağ is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Arif Sağ age 73 Arif Sağ is a singer, bağlama virtuoso, and leading figure in modern Turkish folk music, as well as a former MP in the Turkish parliament, and an academic. He taught more than 40.000 students in ...more

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Atilla Koç is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Atilla Koç age 72 Atilla Koç, is a Turkish politician of the Justice and Development Party. He was the Minister of Culture and Tourism in the first cabinet of Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He graduated from Ankara

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Aygül Özkan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Aygül Özkan age 47 Aygül Özkan is a German politician of the Christian Democratic Union. She has been a member of the CDU since 2004, and has served as Minister of Social Affairs, Women, Families, Health ...more

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Aysel Tuğluk is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Aysel Tuğluk age 53 Aysel Tuğluk is a pro-Kurdish Zaza politician of the former Democratic Society Party in Turkey. She graduated in law from Istanbul University and then worked as a lawyer. She was previously a ...more

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Aziz Kocaoğlu is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Aziz Kocaoğlu age 70 Aziz Kocaoğlu is the mayor of Metropolitan Izmir, Turkey's third largest city. He was born in 1948 in Erbaa, Tokat a landlocked province in the Black Sea Region of Turkey. He graduated from the ...more

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Bekir Bozdağ is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Bekir Bozdağ age 53 Bekir Bozdağ is a Turkish theologian, lawyer and politician. On 6 July 2011 he was appointed as the deputy prime minister in the third cabinet of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. On 26 ...more

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Bekir Sami Kunduh is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Bekir Sami Kunduh Died at 66 (1867-1933) Bekir Sami Kunduh was a Turkish politician of Ossetian origin. He served as the first Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey. He was in office during 1920-1921. He was a child of Musa Kunduh ...more

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Beşir Atalay is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Beşir Atalay age 71 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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Binali Yıldırım is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Binali Yıldırım age 63 Binali Yıldırım is a Turkish politician and the former Minister of Transport, Maritime and Communication of Turkey and a MP for Izmir of the ruling Justice and Development Party. Born in ...more

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Bülend Ulusu is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Bülend Ulusu age 95 Saim Bülend Ulusu was a Turkish admiral who was Prime Minister of Turkey from the time of the 1980 military coup to the time that elections were allowed in 1983.

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Bülent Arınç is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Bülent Arınç age 70 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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Bülent Ecevit is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Bülent Ecevit Died at 81 (1925-2006) Mustafa Bülent Ecevit was a Turkish politician, poet, writer, scholar, and journalist, who served as the Prime Minister of Turkey four times between the years 1974 and 2002. He was the ...more

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Celâl Bayar is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Celâl Bayar Died at 103 (1883-1986) Mahmut Celâl Bayar was a Turkish politician, statesman, and the third President of Turkey. Mr. Bayar, as the Turkish President, was decorated with the Legion of Merit by the U.S. ...more

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Cem Toker is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Cem Toker age 61 Cem Toker, is a Turkish politician and the new leader of Liberal Democratic Party of Turkey. He was elected in the fourth ordinary party congress on June 20, 2005.

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Cem Uzan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Cem Uzan age 58 Cem Uzan is a Turkish businessman and politician of involved in the media and banking industries, while also chairing the right-populist Young Party. His family's media empire at one time ...more

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Cemal Gürsel is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Cemal Gürsel Died at 71 (1895-1966) Cemal Gürsel, was a Turkish army officer, and the fourth President of Turkey.

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Cemil Çiçek is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Cemil Çiçek age 72 Cemil Çiçek is a Turkish politician who is the current Speaker of the Parliament of Turkey since 4 July 2011. He served as the Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey and Justice and ...more

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Çetin Altan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Çetin Altan age 91 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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Cevdet Sunay is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Cevdet Sunay Died at 83 (1899-1982) Cevdet Sunay was a Turkish army officer, political leader and the fifth President of Turkey. He was born in 1899 in Trabzon, in the Ottoman Empire. After attending elementary school and middle ...more

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Deniz Baykal is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Deniz Baykal age 80 Deniz Baykal is a Turkish politician. He was a long-time leader of the Republican People's Party.

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Devlet Bahçeli is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Devlet Bahçeli age 70 Devlet Bahçeli is a Turkish politician and has been the chairman of the Nationalist Movement Party since 6 July 1997. An academic in economics at Gazi University in Ankara until 1987, he ...more

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Djemal Pasha is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Djemal Pasha Died at 50 (1872-1922) Ahmed Gamal Pasha, commonly known as Djemal Pasha to Turks, and Jamal Basha in the Arab world, was an Ottoman military leader and one-third of the military triumvirate known as the Three Pashas ...more

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Doğu Perinçek is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Doğu Perinçek age 76 Doğu Perinçek is a Turkish politician, lawyer and academic who has been chairman of the socialist Patriotic Party since 1992. In August 2013 he was sentenced to aggravated life ...more

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Egemen Bağış is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Egemen Bağış age 48 Egemen Bağış is a Turkish politician, member of the Turkish parliament since November 2002, and the former minister for EU Affairs and chief negotiator of Turkey in accession talks with the ...more

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Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Politicians from Turkey
Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu age 75 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