10 Famous People From Turkey With Their International Achievements
Sertab Erener is a successful singer who won the 2003 Eurovision song contest
Erkan Oğur is a professional musician. Since he needed detailed sounds from a guitar in order to obtain Turkish mellodies, he modified his guitar and invented the fretless classical guitar in 1976
Azra Akın was crowned Miss World 2002 in London, representing Turkey
Emre Aydın won the MTV Video Music Awards 2008 in the “ Europe ’ s Favourite Act ” category
Semih Saygıner (also known as Mr. Magic ) is a four-time world champion billiard player , has got the world record for the highest run in three-cushion billiards
Kenan Sofuoğlu is a professional motorcycle racer who won the 2007 Supersport World Championship
Orhan Pamuk : is a Turkish novelist who won the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature
Yasemin Dalkılıç is a free diver. She holds numerous world records in different categories of free diving. Though still in the middle of her career, she is already considered to be one of the all time greats in the sport.
Naim Süleymanoğlu and Halil Mutlu have achieved legendary status as one of the few weightlifters to have won three gold medals in three Olympic Games.
Mehmet Okur: is the first Turkish NBA champion in 2004 with Detroit Pistons and also the first Turkish basketball player who was chosen to NBA All Star team.