Turan Dursun

1934 - 1990

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Turan Dursun (1934 – 4 September 1990) was a Turkish author and atheist who was a critic of Islam. A former Muslim cleric and scholar of Shia Islam, he became an atheist during his study of the history of monotheistic religions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Turan Dursun has received more than 86,545 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Turan Dursun is the 3,818th most popular writer, the 887th most popular biography from Turkey and the 105th most popular Turkish Writer.

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  • 87k

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  • 60.41

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  • 15

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.34

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.82

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Turan Dursun ranks 3,818 out of 5,794Before him are John Norman, Cecil Day-Lewis, Richard Steele, Ramón Pérez de Ayala, John Lyly, and Léon Damas. After him are R. K. Narayan, Robert Herrick, Bret Easton Ellis, Meir Shalev, Vincenzo Cerami, and Farrukhi Sistani.

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Among people born in 1934, Turan Dursun ranks 258Before him are Tom Baker, Luis Héctor Villalba, Jean Marsh, Russ Tamblyn, Jacek Kuroń, and Lucien Clergue. After him are Enrique Mateos, Tom Heinsohn, James Franciscus, John Keegan, Ian Abercrombie, and Jack Colvin. Among people deceased in 1990, Turan Dursun ranks 163Before him are Dodie Smith, Walter Sedlmayr, Willy Vandersteen, Michael Oakeshott, Germán Suárez Flamerich, and Irving Wallace. After him are Đorđe Vujadinović, Merab Mamardashvili, A. J. P. Taylor, Ahti Karjalainen, Eve Arden, and Mario Pizziolo.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Turan Dursun ranks 887 out of 1,128Before him are Çağatay Ulusoy (1990), Afife Jale (1902), Suzan Kahramaner (1913), Jacob of Nisibis (300), Theodotus of Byzantium (200), and Yıldırım Akbulut (1935). After him are Eudoxus of Cyzicus (-100), Charles Gérard (1922), Hasan Şaş (1976), Meral Akşener (1956), Ferzan Özpetek (1959), and İbrahim Şinasi (1826).

Among WRITERS In Turkey

Among writers born in Turkey, Turan Dursun ranks 105Before him are Zülfü Livaneli (1946), Orhan Kemal (1914), Musine Kokalari (1917), Attilâ İlhan (1925), Musa Anter (1920), and Diphilus (null). After him are İbrahim Şinasi (1826), Ömer Seyfettin (1884), Kekaumenos (null), Ahmet Mithat (1844), Osman Nuri Topbaş (1942), and Duran Çetin (1964).