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Famous Politicians from Turkey

Updated October 13, 2018 8k views209 items

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.
  • 1

    Abdülhalik Renda

    Dec. at 76 (1881-1957)


    Mustafa Abdülhalik Renda (29 November 1881 – 1 October 1957) was a Turkish civil servant and politician....  more
  • 2

    BirthplaceKayseri, Turkey


    Abdullah Gül ( (listen); Turkish: [abduɫˈɫah ˈɟyl]; born 29 October 1950) is a Turkish politician who served as the 11th President of Turkey, in office from 2007 to 2014. He previously served for...  more
  • 3

    BirthplaceÖmerli, Turkey


    Abdullah Öcalan ( OH-jə-lahn; Turkish: [œdʒaɫan]; born about 1947), also known as Apo (short for both Abdullah and "uncle" in Kurdish), is a Kurdish leader and one of the founding members of the...  more
  • 4

    BirthplaceYıldızeli, Turkey


    Abdüllatif Şener (born 1954) is a Turkish politician. He was Minister of Finance of Turkey from 1996 to 1997 and Deputy Prime Minister from 2002 to 2007, under Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan....  more
  • 5

    Adnan Menderes

    Dec. at 62 (1899-1961)

    BirthplaceKoçarlı, Turkey


    Adnan Menderes (Turkish: [adˈnan ˈmændeɾes]; 1899 – 17 September 1961) was a Turkish politician. He was the Turkish Prime Minister between 1950–1960. He was one of the founders of the Democrat Party...  more
  • 6

    Ahmed Dogan

    Age: 66

    BirthplacePchelarovo, Dobrich Province

    NationalityTurkey, Bulgaria

    Ahmed Demir Dogan (Bulgarian: Ахмед Демир Доган; born Ahmed Ismailov Ahmedov in 29 March 1954) is a Bulgarian oligarch and politician of Turkish descent. He was chairman of the Movement for Rights...  more
  • 7

    Ahmet Tevfik Pasha

    Dec. at 91 (1845-1936)

    BirthplaceIstanbul, Turkey


    Ahmet Tevfik Pasha (Ottoman Turkish: احمد توفیق پاشا‎‎; 11 February 1845 – 8 October 1936), known as Ahmet Tevfik Okday after the Turkish Surname Law of 1934, was an Ottoman statesman of ethnic...  more
  • 8

    Ahmed Vefik Pasha

    Dec. at 68 (1823-1891)

    BirthplaceIstanbul, Turkey


    Ahmed Vefik Pasha (Ottoman Turkish: احمد وفیق پاشا‎) (3 July 1823, Constantinople – 2 April 1891, Constantinople), was an Ottoman statesman, diplomat, scholar, playwright, and translator during the...  more
  • 9

    Ahmet Ağaoğlu

    Dec. at 70 (1869-1939)


    NationalityAzerbaijan, Turkey, Russian Empire

    Ahmet Ağaoğlu, also known as Ahmet Bey Ağayev (Azerbaijani: Əhməd bəy Ağayev; December 1869 – 19 May 1939), was a prominent Azerbaijani and naturalized Turkish politician, publicist and journalist....  more
  • 10

    BirthplaceTaşkent, Turkey


    Ahmet Davutoğlu (Turkish pronunciation: [ahˈmet davuˈtoːɫu] (listen); born 26 February 1959) is a Turkish academic, politician and former diplomat who served as the 26th Prime Minister of Turkey and...  more
  • 11

    Ahmet Fikri Tüzer

    Dec. at 64 (1878-1942)

    BirthplaceShumen, Bulgaria


    Ahmet Fikri Tüzer (1878, Shumen, Ottoman Empire, today in Bulgaria – 16 August 1942, Ankara) was a Turkish politician, who was a member of the Republican People's Party and the acting Prime Minister...  more
  • 12

    Ahmet Kurtcebe Alptemoçin

    Age: 80

    BirthplaceBursa, Turkey


    Ahmet Kurtcebe Alptemoçin (born 27 January 1940 in Bursa) is a Turkish mechanical engineer, industrialist and politician belonging to the Motherland Party. He served as Minister of Finance and...  more
  • 13

    Ahmet Kutalmış Türkeş

    Age: 42

    BirthplaceIstanbul, Turkey


    Ahmet Kutalmış Türkeş is a economist and politician....
  • 14

    Ahmet Kutsi Tecer

    Dec. at 66 (1901-1967)

    BirthplaceJerusalem, Mandatory Palestine

    NationalityOttoman Empire, Turkey

    Ahmet Kutsi Tecer (4 September 1901 – 23 July 1967) was a Turkish poet and politician....  more
  • 15

    BirthplaceAfyonkarahisar, Turkey


    Ahmet Necdet Sezer (pronounced [ahmet nedʒdet ˈsezæɾ]; born September 13, 1941) is a Turkish politician who was the tenth President of Turkey, serving from 2000 to 2007. Previously he was President...  more
  • 16

    Ahmet Özal

    Age: 65


    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 the Uzan Group and...  more
  • 17

    Ahmet Türk

    Age: 78

    BirthplaceDerik, Turkey, Turkey


    Ahmet Türk (born 2 July 1942) is a Kurdish politician in Turkey and was born into a family of Kurdish clan and tribal chiefs in southeastern Turkey.He was elected MP for the Democratic Party (DEP) in...  more
  • 18

    Akkan Suver

    Age: 78

    BirthplaceIstanbul, Turkey


    Akkan Suver (born 18 September 1942, in Istanbul, Turkey) is a Turkish journalist, author, academic and NGO leader. He is President of the Marmara Group Foundation....  more
  • 19

    Alemdar Mustafa Pasha

    Dec. at 53 (1755-1808)

    BirthplaceKhotyn, Ukraine


    Alemdar Mustafa Pasha (also called Bayraktar Mustafa Pasha; died 15 November 1808) was an Ottoman military commander and a Grand Vizier born in Khotyn in then Ottoman territory Ukraine in 1765. He...  more
  • 20

    BirthplaceAnkara, Turkey


    Ali Babacan (Turkish pronunciation: [aˈli babaˈdʒan]; born 4 April 1967 in Ankara, Turkey) is a Turkish politician. He is member of the parliament and former Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey...  more
  • 21

    Ali Bozer

    Age: 95

    BirthplaceAnkara, Turkey


    Ali Hüsrev Bozer (born 28 July 1925) is a Turkish politician and academic of commercial law....  more
  • 22

    Ali Riza Pasha

    Dec. at 72 (1860-1932)

    BirthplaceIstanbul, Turkey


    Ali Rıza Pasha (Turkish: Ali Rıza Paşa, 1860–1932) was an Ottoman military officer and statesman, who was one of the last Grand Viziers of the Ottoman Empire, under the reign of the last Ottoman...  more
  • 23

    Ali Talip Özdemir

    Age: 67

    BirthplaceEreğli, Konya, Turkey


    Ali Talip Özdemir (born 1953) is a Turkish politician and the former leader of the Motherland Party (Anavatan Partisi, ANAP). He was born in the Central Anatolian town of Ereğli in Konya Province...  more
  • 24

    Alparslan Türkeş

    Dec. at 80 (1917-1997)

    BirthplaceNicosia, Cyprus


    Alparslan Türkeş§ (25 November 1917 – 4 April 1997) was a Turkish politician, who was the founder and president of the Nationalist Movement Party. He represented the far-right of the Turkish...  more
  • 25

    BirthplaceTrabzon, Turkey


    Altan Öymen (born 20 June 1932) is a Turkish journalist, author and former politician....  more