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1.       MarioninTurkey
6124 posts
 15 Apr 2010 Thu 02:34 pm

Hi  - I am going to be working on a possible book in English that has brief biographies of famous Turks.

 

they can be:

  • male or female
  • alive or dead
  • Ottomans or Turkish citizens
  • leaders (sultans, politicians)
  • warriors
  • folk heroes
  • in business
  • in sports
  • in the arts

etc

 

Who would you recommend I include in the list?

2.       Bea Blanchi
213 posts
 15 Apr 2010 Thu 03:26 pm

I do not have much knowledge on the subject, but may I suggest Mr. Orhan Pamuk & Tarkan or classical pianist Fazıl Say as additions to the list. 

 

These are mere suggestions, based on my very limited (to date) knowledge in terms of Turkish litterature & arts.

 

Thanks for sharing the list with us MarioninTurkey!

 

Best wishes for your project.

3.       MarioninTurkey
6124 posts
 15 Apr 2010 Thu 04:35 pm

 

Quoting Bea Blanchi

I do not have much knowledge on the subject, but may I suggest Mr. Orhan Pamuk & Tarkan or classical pianist Fazıl Say as additions to the list. 

 

 

Good ones! 

for authors I definitely would add Ömer Seyfettin, Yaşar Kemal, Orhan Kemal. Poet: Nazım Hikmet

Pianists: İdil Biret

Pop singers - you are right, it needs to be people who are long-lasting. Perhaps Sezen Aksu, Barış Manço, Mustafa Sandal, Eurovision winner Sertab Erener. Also Türk müzik Zeki Müren and Bülent Ersoy. İbrahim Tatlıses.

 

Others?

 

4.       si++
3785 posts
 15 Apr 2010 Thu 06:14 pm

Does this page help?

5.       Bea Blanchi
213 posts
 15 Apr 2010 Thu 07:22 pm

 I  had forgotten Sezen Aksu & ´Musti´.......shame on me, hehehe!{#emotions_dlg.doh}

6.       dilliduduk
1551 posts
 15 Apr 2010 Thu 07:40 pm

 

Quoting MarioninTurkey

Hi  - I am going to be working on a possible book in English that has brief biographies of famous Turks.

 

they can be:

  • male or female
  • alive or dead
  • Ottomans or Turkish citizens
  • leaders (sultans, politicians)
  • warriors
  • folk heroes
  • in business
  • in sports
  • in the arts

etc

 

Who would you recommend I include in the list?

 

some scientists/doctors?

e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mehmet_Oz

7.       gokuyum
5050 posts
 15 Apr 2010 Thu 07:50 pm

 

Quoting MarioninTurkey

 

Quoting Bea Blanchi

I do not have much knowledge on the subject, but may I suggest Mr. Orhan Pamuk & Tarkan or classical pianist Fazıl Say as additions to the list.

 

 

Good ones!

for authors I definitely would add Ömer Seyfettin, Yaşar Kemal, Orhan Kemal, Oğuz Atay, Yusuf Atılgan, Reşat Nuri Güntekin,Orhan Pamuk,Poet: Nazım Hikmet, Ahmed Arif,Orhan Veli Kanık,Yahya Kemal Beyatlı, Necip Fazıl Kısakürek

Pianists: İdil Biret, Fazıl Say

Pop singers - you are right, it needs to be people who are long-lasting. Perhaps Sezen Aksu, Barış Manço, Mustafa Sandal, Eurovision winner Sertab Erener. Also Türk müzik Zeki Müren and Bülent Ersoy. İbrahim Tatlıses. Cem Karaca

 

In Business: Vehbi Koç, Sakıp Sabancı, Aydın Doğan, Güler Sabancı, Ümit Boyner, Mustafa Koç

 

In sports: Naim Süleymanoğlu, Hakan Şükür, Hidayet Türkoğlu, Mehmet Okur, Ersan İlyasova, Nihat Kahveci, İlhan Mansız, Arda Turan 

 

Artists: Bedri Baykam, Osman Hamdi Bey, Abidin Dino, Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu

 

Folk Heroes: Köroğlu, Dadaloğlu, Battal Gazi, Oğuz Kağan, Ulubatlı Hasan 

 

Leaders: Atilla, Osman Bey, Fatih Sultan Mehmet, Kültegin, Bilge Kağan, Kanuni Sultan Süleyman, Atatürk

 

 

Others?

 

 

 



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8.       barba_mama
1629 posts
 15 Apr 2010 Thu 11:41 pm

Wow...if we are already naming that many singers from recent years, that book will have 100 parts If you´re going all the way back to Ottoman times, you can´t include that many people from recent times or you´ll won´t have space for very influential figures from history.

 

I think Sinan (the architect) should be in there. Also sultan Ahmed the first, since muslims from all around the world go to his grave every day to pray. Seems important to me You can also think about military heroes like Osman Paşa. In any case, more historical figures.

9.       slavica
814 posts
 16 Apr 2010 Fri 01:24 am

 

Quoting barba_mama

Wow...if we are already naming that many singers from recent years, that book will have 100 parts If you´re going all the way back to Ottoman times, you can´t include that many people from recent times or you´ll won´t have space for very influential figures from history.

 

I think Sinan (the architect) should be in there. Also sultan Ahmed the first, since muslims from all around the world go to his grave every day to pray. Seems important to me You can also think about military heroes like Osman Paşa. In any case, more historical figures.

 

I agree, more historical figures. If I may suggest, beside those Barba has mentioned, sultan Mehmed II the Conqueror,  sultan Suleiman I the Magnificent and Sokollu Mehmed Pasha (Grand Vizier under three Sultans: Suleiman the Magnificent, Selim II, and Murad III).

 

Then, don´t forget Nasrettin Hoca and Karagöz, as folk heroes (I think).

 

Also, I could add a whole list of poets, but I´m afraid it would be too long!

 

Maybe you should stick to list si++ suggested and pick the most famous ones.

10.       oeince
582 posts
 16 Apr 2010 Fri 02:35 am

Hello, i would love to contrubute ur project with some scientists. Hope u benefit. Here they are,

 

Muzafer Sherif (Muzaffer Şerif): Social Psychologist (My favourite)

Cahit Arf: Mathematician

Ali Kuşçu: Astronomist

İbn-i Sina: Md. Doctor-Philosopher

Mimar Sinan: Architect

Mehmet Oz: Md. Doctor

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