FAMOUS TURKISH PEOPLE
Five Senses Comenius Project
Yaşar Kemal was one of Turkey's leading
writers. He got 38 awards during his life and was
long a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature,
on the strenght of “İnce Memed”. Some of his
books were traslated into 29 languages.
• Orhan Pamuk is a famous writer, too. He
received the 2006 Nobel Prize for
Literature, becoming the second youngest
person to receive the award in its history.
Abidin Dino was a Turkish artist and a well-
• Fikret Muallâ Saygı was a 20th-century
avant-garde painter of Turkish descent.
Osman Hamdi Bey was
art expert and
also a prominent
and pioneering painter.
• Ferzan Özpetek is a Turkish film director and screenwriter, residing in
Italy; who also has Italian citizenship. he directed Harem Suare which he
won an award at the Cannes Film Festival.
Nuri Bilge Ceylan is a director, too.
Competing at the 61st Cannes Film Festival
with his 2008 film ÜÇ MAYMUN (Three
Monkeys), Nuri Bilge won the Best Director
Mehmet Cengiz Öz (Dr. Oz), is a Turkish-
surgeon,author, and television
Music is a universal language,
because it helps us to be an
ambassador for peace each
of us .
Barış Manço, was a Turkish rock musician,
singer, songwriter, composer, and
television producer. he was a pioneer of
rock music in Turkey and one of the
founders of the Anatolian rock genre.
Âşık Veysel, was an ashik, poet, song writer, and
a bağlama virtuoso, the prominent representative
of the Anatolian ashik tradition in the 20th
century. He was blind for most of his lifetime.
Zeki Müren was a prominent Turkish
classical music singer, composer, and
actor. He was called as “sun of the art”
• Tarkan is a famous pop singer both in
Turkey and around the world.
Sertab Erener is one of the most successful
female Turkish pop singers in her
homeland. In Europe, she is best known for
winning the Eurovision Song Contest 2003
with her hit song "Every Way That I Can“.
Güher-Süher Pekinel sisters
Hidayet Türkoğlu is a Turkish professional
Mehmet Murat Okur is a
Koca Yusuf was
Yaşar Doğu was a renowned Turkish
Olympic champion sports
wrestler in Greco-Roman and Freestyle.
World Cup Champion
Yasemin Dalkılıç free diver
Kenan Sofuoğlu motorcycle racer
Supersport World Championship