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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
age 86
Altan Öymen is a Turkish journalist, author and former politician.