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Turkey ranks 4,652nd in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind San Benedetto Po, Neunkirchen, Austria, and Caltagirone. Memorable people born in Turkey include Ulfilas, Priscus, and Burhan Sargun. Memorable people who died in Turkey include Ismail al-Jazari, Occhiali, and Ertuğrul Osman. Turkey has been the birth place of many religious figures and philosophers and the death place of many politicians and inventors. Turkey is located in Turkey.

Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a country bridging Europe and Asia. It shares borders with Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest; the Black Sea to the north; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Iran to the east; Iraq to the southeast; Syria and the Mediterranean Sea to the south; and the Aegean Sea to the west. Turks form the vast majority of the nation's population and Kurds are the largest minority. Turkey's capital is Ankara while its largest city and financial centre is Istanbul. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 311 and 1929, Turkey was the birth place of 3 globally memorable people, including Ulfilas, Priscus, and Burhan Sargun. Additionaly, 6 globally memorable people have passed away in Turkey including Ismail al-Jazari, Occhiali, and Ertuğrul Osman. Interestingly, more notably known people have passed away in Turkey than were born there.

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Most individuals born in present day Turkey were religious figures (1), philosophers (1), and soccer players (1),  while most who died were politicians (3), inventors (1), companions (1), and religious figures (1).