Turkey ranks 4,463rd in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Castlebar, Mount Laurel, New Jersey, and Staßfurt. Memorable people born in Turkey include Ulfilas, Nizamüddin Ahmed Pasha, and Burhan Sargun. Memorable people who died in Turkey include Justinian II, Ismail al-Jazari, and Occhiali. Turkey has been the birth place of many religious figures and politicians and the death place of many politicians and inventors. Turkey is located in Turkey.
Turkey, officially the Republic of Türkiye, is a transcontinental country located mainly on the Anatolian Peninsula in Western Asia, with a small portion on the Balkan Peninsula in Southeast Europe. It borders 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; the Aegean Sea to the west; and Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest. Cyprus is off the south coast. Most people are Turks, and Kurds are the largest minority. Ankara is Turkey's capital, while Istanbul is its largest city and financial centre. Read more on Wikipedia
Between 311 and 1929, Turkey was the birth place of 3 globally memorable people, including Ulfilas, Nizamüddin Ahmed Pasha, and Burhan Sargun. Additionaly, 6 globally memorable people have passed away in Turkey including Justinian II, Ismail al-Jazari, and Occhiali. Interestingly, more notably known people have passed away in Turkey than were born there.
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