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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 transcontinental country straddling Southeastern Europe and Western Asia. It is bordered on its northwest by Greece and Bulgaria; north by the Black Sea; northeast by Georgia; east by Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Iran; southeast by Iraq; south by Syria and the Mediterranean Sea; and west by the Aegean Sea. Istanbul, which straddles Europe and Asia, is the country's largest city, while Ankara is the capital. Approximately 70 to 80 percent of the country's citizens are ethnic Turks, while the largest minority are Kurds at 20 percent. 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).