Necmettin Erbakan

1926 - 2011

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Necmettin Erbakan (29 October 1926 – 27 February 2011) was a Turkish politician, engineer, and academic who was the Prime Minister of Turkey from 1996 to 1997. He was pressured by the military to step down as prime minister and was later banned from politics by the Constitutional Court of Turkey for allegedly violating the separation of religion and state as mandated by the constitution. The political ideology and movement founded by Erbakan, Millî Görüş, argues that Turkey can develop with its own power by protecting its religious values and moving forward with faster steps by rivaling the Western countries in favor of closer relations to Muslim countries. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Necmettin Erbakan has received more than 623,981 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Necmettin Erbakan is the 2,498th most popular politician (down from 2,413th in 2019), the 259th most popular biography from Türkiye (up from 291st in 2019) and the 136th most popular Politician.

Necmettin Erbakan was a Turkish politician who served as the Prime Minister of Turkey from 1996 to 1997. He was later banned from politics for five years for violating the Constitution and was also banned from public service for life in 1998.

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Among politicians, Necmettin Erbakan ranks 2,498 out of 19,576Before him are Andronikos IV Palaiologos, Otto Grotewohl, Porus, Antonín Novotný, Serzh Sargsyan, and Sancho II of Castile and León. After him are Huayna Capac, Pharnavaz I of Iberia, Abdullah al-Mahdi Billah, Plaek Phibunsongkhram, Géza, Grand Prince of the Hungarians, and Archduke Joseph, Palatine of Hungary.

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Among people born in 1926, Necmettin Erbakan ranks 41Before him are Paul Berg, Harper Lee, Irwin Rose, Murray Rothbard, Valdas Adamkus, and Mel Brooks. After him are Louise Hay, Andrew Schally, Jack Brabham, Abdus Salam, Alcides Ghiggia, and Neal Cassady. Among people deceased in 2011, Necmettin Erbakan ranks 31Before him are Sidney Lumet, Burhanuddin Rabbani, Jane Russell, Gary Moore, John McCarthy, and Manfred Gerlach. After him are Christa Wolf, Ralph M. Steinman, Norman Foster Ramsey Jr., Herbert A. Hauptman, Ernesto Sabato, and Lynn Margulis.

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In Türkiye

Among people born in Türkiye, Necmettin Erbakan ranks 259 out of 1,347Before him are Michael V Kalaphates (1015), Andronikos V Palaiologos (1400), Antiochus VII Sidetes (-159), Tansu Çiller (1946), Philo of Byzantium (-280), and Andronikos IV Palaiologos (1348). After him are Nebahat Çehre (1944), Yaqut al-Hamawi (1179), Said Nursî (1877), Gemistus Pletho (1355), Isidore of Miletus (442), and Alexander Ypsilantis (1792).

Among POLITICIANS In Türkiye

Among politicians born in Türkiye, Necmettin Erbakan ranks 136Before him are Basiliscus (500), Constantine Laskaris (1170), Michael V Kalaphates (1015), Andronikos V Palaiologos (1400), Antiochus VII Sidetes (-159), and Andronikos IV Palaiologos (1348). After him are Alexander Ypsilantis (1792), Thomas Palaiologos (1409), Köprülüzade Fazıl Ahmed Pasha (1635), Gülbahar Hatun (1429), Süleyman Çelebi (1377), and Aristagoras (-600).