Adnan Oktar

1956 - Today

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Adnan Oktar (Turkish pronunciation: [ɑdˈnan ɔkˈtaɾ]; born 2 February 1956), also known as Adnan Hoca or Harun Yahya, is a Turkish religious sex cult leader, creationist, conspiracy theorist, preacher and anti-evolutionist. In 2007, he sent thousands of unsolicited copies of his conspiracy book, The Atlas of Creation, which advocates Islamic creationism, to American scientists, members of Congress, science museums and schools. Before his arrest, Oktar ran two organizations in which he also served as Honorary President: Bilim Araştırma Vakfı (BAV, literally, "Science Research Foundation", established 1990), which promoted creationism and Milli Değerleri Koruma Vakfı (literally, "National Values Preservation Foundation", established 1995) which worked domestically on a variety of moral issues.In more recent years, Adnan Oktar has preached "the true Islam" based on the Quran on his TV channel, A9 TV. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Adnan Oktar has received more than 924,312 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Adnan Oktar is the 1,990th most popular writer (up from 2,146th in 2019), the 615th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 603rd in 2019) and the 65th most popular Turkish Writer.

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Among writers, Adnan Oktar ranks 1,990 out of 5,794Before him are Fan Zhongyan, Thomas Kyd, Abraham ibn Daud, Kingsley Amis, Tom Sharpe, and Cleitarchus. After him are Mateo Alemán, Abu Hamid al-Gharnati, Miguel Delibes, Joan Didion, Berthold Auerbach, and Edward Gorey.

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Among people born in 1956, Adnan Oktar ranks 71Before him are David Sassoli, Sugar Ray Leonard, Bruce Greenwood, Henri Toivonen, Thomas N'Kono, and Boris Trajkovski. After him are Alexey Pajitnov, Catherine Ashton, Krystian Zimerman, Jan Peter Balkenende, Steven Bauer, and Andrus Ansip.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Adnan Oktar ranks 615 out of 1,128Before him are Lala Şahin Pasha (1330), Alexandros Mavrokordatos (1791), Alexander of Tralles (525), Maximus Planudes (1260), Ahmed Muhtar Pasha (1839), and Cleitarchus (-400). After him are Nikephoros Blemmydes (1197), Lefter Küçükandonyadis (1924), Dolon (null), Anaximenes of Lampsacus (-380), Manuel I of Trebizond (1218), and Diodorus Cronus (-400).

Among WRITERS In Turkey

Among writers born in Turkey, Adnan Oktar ranks 65Before him are John Tzetzes (1110), Muhammad Said Ramadan al-Bouti (1929), Arctinus of Miletus (-800), Phocylides (-560), Constantine Manasses (1130), and Cleitarchus (-400). After him are Marcellinus Comes (450), Mustafa Balel (1945), Aristeas (-600), Parthenius of Nicaea (-1), Bion of Smyrna (-300), and Bâkî (1526).