Greek Muslims
Greek Muslims, also known as Greek-speaking Muslims, are Muslims of Greek ethnic origin whose adoption of Islam (and often the Turkish language and identity) dates to the period of Ottoman rule in the...
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Pontic Greek
Pontic Greek (ποντιακά) is a Greek language originally spoken in the Pontus area on the southern shores of the Black Sea, northeastern Anatolia, the Eastern Turkish/Caucasus province of Kars, southern...
Raghib Pasha
Isma'il ibn Ahmad ibn Hassan bani Yani (Arabic: إسماعيل بن أحمد بن حسن بني يني‎), known simply as Isma'il Ragheb Pasha (Arabic: إسماعيل راغب باشا‎) (1819–1884), was a Greek Ottoman...
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Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha
Pargalı İbrahim Paşa ("Ibrahim Pasha of Parga"; 1493, Parga, Republic of Venice – 15 March 1536, Constantinople, Ottoman Empire), also known as Frenk İbrahim Paşa ("the Westerner"), Makbul İbrahim Paş...
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Gül Gölge
Gül Gölge (born September 28, 1981 in İzmir, Turkey) is the well-known former host of the program "Canlı Canlı" which is aired on Kanal D. She is also a model and actress, having acted in Çiçek Taksi,...
Bahaettin Rahmi Bediz
Rahmizâde Bahaeddin Bey (Bahaettin Rahmi Bediz, Rahmi Bediz after the 1934 Law on Family Names in Turkey) was a Cretan Turk who is generally agreed by historians to be the first Turkish photographer b...
Ahmed Resmî Efendi
Ahmed Resmî Efendi (English, "Ahmed Efendi of Resmo"), also called Ahmed bin İbrahim Giridî ("Ahmed the son of İbrahim the Cretan"), was a Greek-Ottoman statesman, diplomat and author of the late 18th...
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Ismail Fazıl Pasha
Ismail Fazıl Pasha (Turkish: İsmail Fazıl Paşa; 1856 – 18 April 1921) was a general of the Ottoman Army, a politician, statesman of the Ottoman Empire and the government of the Grand National Asse...
Jawhar al-Siqilli
Jawhar ibn Abdallah, surnamed Ja'far al-Siqilli ("the Sicilian"), al-Rumi ("the Byzantine"), al-Saqlabi ("the Slave"), al-Katib ("the Chancellor") and al-Qaid ("the General"), (Arabic: جوهر الصقل...
Rum Mehmed Pasha
Rum Mehmed Pasha was an Ottoman statesman of Greek descent. He was grand vizier of the Ottoman Empire from 1466 to 1469.Upon the urging of Karamanlı Mehmet Pasha, sultan Mehmet II the Conqueror dismis...
Atçalı Kel Mehmet
Atçalı Kel Mehmet Efe (1780–1830) was a Zeybek, who led a local revolt against Ottoman authority and established control of the Aydın region for a short period between 1829 and 1830 (in the reign of M...
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Ibrahim Edhem Pasha
Ibrahim Edhem Pasha (1819–1893) was an Ottoman statesman of Greek birth who held the office of Grand Vizier in the beginning of Abdulhamid II's reign between 5 February 1877 and 11 January 1878. He se...
Leo of Tripoli
Leo of Tripoli (Greek: Λέων ὸ Τριπολίτης), known in Arabic as Rashīq al-Wardāmī (رشيق الوردامي), and Ghulām Zurāfa (غلام زرافة), was a Greek renegade and fleet commander for the Abbasid Caliphate ...
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Hüseyin Hilmi Pasha
Hüseyin Hilmi Pasha (Ottoman Turkish: حسین حلمی پاشا, also spelled Hussein Hilmi Pasha) (1 April 1855 – 1922) was an Ottoman statesman of Greek descent and twice Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire...
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Köse Mihal
Köse Mihal (13th century – c. 1340); (English: Michael the beardless, and Michael with the goatee) accompanied Osman al-Ghazi in his ascent to power as an Emir and founder of the Ottoman Empire. He i...
Ahmed Vefik Pasha
Ahmed Vefik Pasha (3 July, 1823, Constantinople – 2 April, 1891, Constantinople), was a Greek-Ottoman statesman, diplomat, playwright, and translator of the Tanzimat and First Constitutional periods. ...
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Damad Hasan Pasha
Moralı Damat Hasan Pasha (Modern Turkish: Moralı Enişte Hasan Pasha or Moralı Damat Hasan Pasha; c. 1658, Tripolice, Morea – 1713, Urfa) was a Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire of Greek origin. H...
Damian of Tarsus
Damian (died 924), known in Arabic as Damyanah and surnamed Ghulam Yazman ("slave/page of Yazman"), was a Byzantine Greek convert to Islam, governor of Tarsus in 896–897 and one of the main leaders of...
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Mehmet Atıf Ateşdağlı
Mehmet Atıf Ateşdağlı (1876; Crete - December 3, 1947; Istanbul) was an officer of the Ottoman Army and of the Turkish Army.
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John Tzelepes Komnenos
John Tzelepes Komnenos (Greek: Ἰωάννης Κομνηνὸς Τζελέπης) was the son of Isaac Komnenos.Starting about 1130 John and his father, who was a brother of Emperor John II Komnenos ("John the Beautiful"...
Atik Sinan
Sinan-i Atik, also known as Azadlı Sinan, Christodoulos, and Atik Sinan (meaning Sinan the Freedman; azadlı shows that atik does not mean old, and is not used to distinguish him from Koca Mimar Sinan ...
İlhan Selçuk
İlhan Selçuk (March 11, 1925 – June 21, 2010) was a Turkish lawyer, journalist, author, novelist and editor.Selcuk was born in the western Turkish Aydın Province in 1925. His mother, who was Armenian,...
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Al-Khazini
Abu al-Fath Abd al-Rahman Mansour al-Khāzini or simply Abu al-Fath Khāzini (Arabic: أبو الفتح الخازني‎, Persian: ابولفتح خازنی‎) (flourished 1115–1130) was a Muslim astronomer of Persi...
Gazi Evrenos
Evrenos or Evrenuz (Gazi Hadji Evrenos Bey; d. at 17 November 1417 in Yenice-i Vardar) was an Ottoman military commander, with an unlikely long-lived career and lifetime. He served as general under Sü...
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Handan Sultan
Handan Sultan (fully Devletlu İsmetlu Handan Valide Sultan Aliyyetü'ş-Şân Hazretleri; ca. 1574 – 26 November 1605)(Handan meaning "Joyful") was the mother of the Ottoman Sultan Ahmed I and his Valide ...
Yörük Ali Efe
Yörük Ali Efe (1895–1951) was a Turkish warlord in the Ottoman Empire, and an officer in the Turkish Army during the Turkish War of Independence. He was an important leader in Kuva-yi Milliye of the A...
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Mustafa Ertuğrul Aker
Mustafa Ertuğrul (full name after the 1934 Law on Family Names in Turkey; Mustafa Ertuğrul Aker) was an officer of the Ottoman Army during World War I and of the Turkish Army in the early stages of th...
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Halil Berktay
Halil Berktay is a Turkish historian at Sabancı University and columnist for the daily Taraf.
Berktay was born into an intellectual Turkish Communist family. His father, Erdogan Berktay, was a mem...