Kurtdereli Mehmet Pehlivan (1864 in Bukurovo village near Tırnova – April 11, 1939 in Kurtdere village near Balıkesir) was a wrestler. He lived most of his life in the village of Kurtdere, 40 km from Balıkesir.His height of 6'5 (196 cm) and his weight of 326 lb (148 kg).
He fought with all of the famous wrestlers of his time and was very famous. He traveled to France, Great Britain, The Netherlands and the USA but was never defeated.
The surname he took after the adoption the 1934 Law in Turkey on Family Names was Baykurt.