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 424,382 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Necmettin Erbakan is the 2,187th most popular politician (down from 1,780th in 2019), the 278th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 248th in 2019) and the 154th 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 2,187 out of 15,710Before him are Solomon, King of Hungary, Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia, George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, Twosret, Anne de Montmorency, and Louis Philippe I, Duke of Orléans. After him are James II of Scotland, Yazid II, Aspar, Victor Lustig, Amanullah Khan, and Albert I, Prince of Monaco.

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Among people born in 1926, Necmettin Erbakan ranks 35Before him are Jack Brabham, Louise Hay, Beji Caid Essebsi, Thích Nhất Hạnh, Leopoldo Galtieri, and Ben Roy Mottelson. After him are Vivian Maier, Alcides Ghiggia, Hilary Putnam, Mel Brooks, David Attenborough, and Neal Cassady. Among people deceased in 2011, Necmettin Erbakan ranks 27Before him are Flórián Albert, Sidney Lumet, John Barry, Diana Wynne Jones, Annie Girardot, and Rudolf Mössbauer. After him are Willard Boyle, Lucian Freud, Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, Christa Wolf, Manfred Gerlach, and Baruch Samuel Blumberg.

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Among people born in Turkey, Necmettin Erbakan ranks 278 out of 1,128Before him are Ali ibn al-Athir (1160), Abgar V (-1), Constantine Laskaris (1170), Socrates of Constantinople (380), Eumenes II (-221), and Theodosius III (700). After him are Aspar (400), Barsine (-363), André Chénier (1762), Fahri Korutürk (1903), Seleucus II Callinicus (-265), and Artemidorus (200).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Necmettin Erbakan ranks 154Before him are Tiberius III (700), Attalus II Philadelphus (-220), Abgar V (-1), Constantine Laskaris (1170), Eumenes II (-221), and Theodosius III (700). After him are Aspar (400), Barsine (-363), Fahri Korutürk (1903), Seleucus II Callinicus (-265), Eudokia Makrembolitissa (1021), and Chryseis (null).