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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 490,175 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Necmettin Erbakan is the 2,455th most popular politician (down from 2,184th in 2019), the 292nd most popular biography from Turkey (down from 278th in 2019) and the 161st most popular Turkish 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 2,455 out of 15,577Before him are Adad-nirari III, Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta, Louis Barthou, Quintillus, Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, and Ephialtes. After him are Theodosius III, Beji Caid Essebsi, Psusennes I, Mursili I, Alcinous, and Emperor Kōan.

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Among people born in 1926, Necmettin Erbakan ranks 39Before him are Donald A. Glaser, Margot Frank, Jack Brabham, Vivian Maier, Richard Crenna, and Neal Cassady. After him are Beji Caid Essebsi, Hilary Putnam, Louise Hay, Maria Schell, Irwin Rose, and Mel Brooks. Among people deceased in 2011, Necmettin Erbakan ranks 27Before him are Gary Moore, Rudolf Mössbauer, Dennis Ritchie, Willard Boyle, Sidney Lumet, and John Barry. After him are Norman Foster Ramsey Jr., Christa Wolf, Lynn Margulis, Manfred Gerlach, Diana Wynne Jones, and Herbert A. Hauptman.

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Among people born in Turkey, Necmettin Erbakan ranks 292 out of 1,301Before him are Cleanthes (-330), Tribonian (475), Philemon (100), Midhat Pasha (1822), Theodore II Laskaris (1221), and Fatih Terim (1953). After him are Theodosius III (700), Theodora (815), John VII Palaiologos (1370), Barsine (-363), Antiochus VII Sidetes (-159), and Aratus (-315).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Necmettin Erbakan ranks 161Before him are Michael IX Palaiologos (1277), Cevdet Sunay (1899), Michael IV the Paphlagonian (1010), Polyxena (null), Midhat Pasha (1822), and Theodore II Laskaris (1221). After him are Theodosius III (700), John VII Palaiologos (1370), Barsine (-363), Antiochus VII Sidetes (-159), Seleucus IV Philopator (-217), and Köprülüzade Fazıl Ahmed Pasha (1635).