List of Bulgarian Turks

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This is a list of notable Turks in Bulgaria.

Name Life Notability Turkish link
Sabahattin Ali 1907-1948 Writer, poet, journalist Born in Ardino, Ottoman Empire
Ismail Abilov 1951 Wrestler Born in Georgi Damyanovo, Bulgaria
tr:Besim Rasim Abdullah 1935 Physician Born in Kardzhali, Bulgaria
Mehmet Türker Acaroğlu 1915 Writer Born in Razgrad, Bulgaria
Nuri Turgut Adalı 1922–2004 Activist and writer also a prisoner of the Belene labour camp Born in Shumen, Bulgaria[1]
Nedzhmi Ali 1972 Politician and Member of the European Parliament Born in Dzhebel, Bulgaria[2]
İzzet Affetmez 1988 Football player Born in Varna, Bulgaria
Lyutvi Ahmedov Wrestler Born in Bulgaria
tr:Nihat Anılmış 1876-1954 Ottoman officer - General, (52nd class, graduated on January 17, 1900 from the Ottoman Military College) Born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Reyhan Arabacıoğlu 1980 Weightlifter Born in Bulgaria
Samet Ashimov 1979 Football player Born in Sevlievo, Bulgaria
Rıza Tevfik Bölükbaşı 1869–1949 Philosopher, poet and politician Born in Svilengrad, Ottoman Empire
Ali Ahmet Çapraz 1911 Wrestler Born in Kılıçköy / Nozharovo near Razgrad, Bulgaria
Embiya Çavuş 1926 Painter Born in Shumen, Bulgaria
İsmail Çavuş 1940 Writer Born in Razgrad, Bulgaria
Ahmet Cevdet 1822–1895 Historian Born in Lovča, Ottoman Empire[3]
Said Chifudov Wrestler Born in Bulgaria[4]
Demir Demirev 1984 Weightlifter Born in Bulgaria
Merdin Deniz 1985 Actor Born in Shumen, Bulgaria
Ali Dinçer 1945–2007 Politician Born in Razgrad, Bulgaria
Ahmed Dogan 1954 Founder and leader of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms party Born in Pchelarovo, Bulgaria[5]
Osman Durali 1929 Wrestler Born in Razgrad, Bulgaria
Osman Duraliev 1939 Wrestler Born in Razgrad, Bulgaria[6]
Esil Duran Singer Born in Bulgaria[7]
Ibrahim Edhem Pasha 1835 Ottoman officer - Field Marshal, (8th class, graduated in 1857 from the Ottoman Military College) Born in Malko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
Ömer Osman Erendoruk 1934–2006 Writer Born in Kardzhali, Bulgaria
Chanel Erkin Singer and contestant on Music Idol Born in Bulgaria
Fahradin Fahradinov 1986 Actor Born in Bulgaria[8]
Ömer Fevzi Ottoman officer - Colonel, (46th class, graduated on March 20, 1894 from the Ottoman Military College) Born in Malko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
Mehmed Fikretov 1986 Weightlifter Born in Bulgaria[9]
Mümin Gençoğlu 1932–1993 Politician Born in Kardzhali, Bulgaria
Gürhan Gürsoy 1987 Football player Born in Kardzhali, Bulgaria
Sibel Gürsoy 1978 Singer Born in Bulgaria
Mehmet Hacıoğlu 1959 Football manager Born in Bulgaria
Yasemin Hadivent 1982 Actress Born in Sofia, Bulgaria[10]
Nemzade Hatice Hanımsultan 1913–2000 Turkmen princess Born in Haskovo, Bulgaria
Mustafa Hamdi Ottoman officer - Lieutenant Colonel, (49th class, graduated on March 16, 1897 from the Ottoman Military College) Born in Silistra, Bulgaria
İsmail Hakkı Ottoman officer - Colonel, (49th class, graduated on March 16, 1897 from the Ottoman Military College) Born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Ayhan Mustafov Haşimov 1976 Politician Born in Razgrad, Bulgaria
Ahmed Hikmet 1984 Football player Born in Shumen, Bulgaria
Filiz Husmenova 1966 Politician and Member of the European Parliament Born in Silistra, Bulgaria[11]
Hergeleci Ibrahim 1849–1915 Wrestler Born in Slivo Pole, Bulgaria
Yıldız İbrahimova 1952 Singer Born in Silistra, Bulgaria[12]
Hasan Isaev 1952 Wrestler Born in Razgrad, Bulgaria[13]
Yusuf İsmail 1857–1898 Wrestler Born in Shumen, Ottoman Empire
Nihat Kabil 1973 former Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Bulgaria Born in Bulgaria[14]
Yuksel Kadriev 1973 bTV news anchor Born in Oryahovo, Bulgaria[15]
Silviya Katsarova Singer Born in Dobrich, Bulgaria
Tchetin Kazak 1972 Politician and Member of the European Parliament Born in Targovishte, Bulgaria[16]
Ahmet Kara 1870–1902 Wrestler Born in Razgrad, Ottoman Empire
Hulusi Kentmen 1912–1993 Actor Born in Tarnovo, Bulgaria[17]
Keramettin Kocaman Ottoman officer - General, (60th class, graduated on September 20, 1907 from the Ottoman Military College) Born in Malko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
Dzihat Kyamil 1990 Football player Born in Sofia, Bulgaria
tr:Kadriye Latifova Singer Born in Bulgaria
Ahmed Madrali Wrestler
Kızılcıklı Mahmut 1878/80–1931 Wrestler Born in Kızılcık near Silistra, Principality of Bulgaria
Ivailo Marinov 1960 Olympic boxer Born in Varna, Bulgaria
Mülyazim Halil Efendi Afuz Mehmedov 1818 - 1897 Ottoman soldier and the first Mayor of the city of Varna Born in bg:Белоградец Türk Arnavutlar
Hikmet Mehmedov 1950 Choreographer Born in Kardzhali, Bulgaria[18]
Husein Mehmedov 1924-2014 Olympic wrestler Born in Razgrad, Bulgaria
Bahar Mert 1975 Volleyball player Born in Kardzhali, Bulgaria
Halil Mutlu 1973 Weightlifter Born in Postnik, Bulgaria
Abdülkerim Nadir Pasha 1807–1883 Ottoman soldier Born in Chirpan, Ottoman Empire
Emin Nouri 1985 Football player Born in Kardzhali, Bulgaria
Nurullah Hasan 1867–1912 Wrestler Born in Shumen, Ottoman Empire
Kara Osman Wrestler Born in Bulgaria
Tuna Ötenel 1947 Musician Born in Turkey to Bulgarian Turks[18]
Tahsin Özgüç 1916–2005 Archaeologist Born in Kardzhali, Bulgaria[19]
Nesim Özgür 1973 Football player Born in Kardzhali, Bulgaria
Semavi Özgür 1982 Football player Born in Bulgaria
Ertuğrul Özkök 1947 Journalist Born in Turkey to Bulgarian Turks
Deniz Özlem 1986 Football player Born in Momchilgrad, Bulgaria
Neriman Özsoy 1988 Volleyball player Born in Bulgaria
Ivo Papazov 1952 Clarinetist Born in Kardzhali, Bulgaria
Cahit Paşa 1973 Football player Born in Kardzhali, Bulgaria
Kurtdereli Mehmet Pehlivan 1864–1939 Wrestler Born in Deliorman, Ottoman Empire
Osman Nuri Peremeci 1874–1945 Historian Born in Shumen, Bulgaria[20]
Vezhdi Rashidov 1951 Minister of Culture of Bulgaria Born in Dimitrovgrad, Bulgaria[21]
Shener Remzi 1976 Football player Born in Razgrad, Bulgaria
Hafız Rifat Ottoman officer - Lieutenant Colonel, (50th class, graduated on January 24, 1898 from the Ottoman Military College) Born in Vidin, Bulgaria
Çetin Sadula 1987 Football player Born in Sofia, Bulgaria
Taner Sağır 1985 Weightlifter Born in Kardzhali, Bulgaria
Dormushali Safet Saidhodzha 1986 Football player Born in Asenovgrad, Bulgaria
Salim Salimov 1982 Olympic boxer Born in Omurtag, Bulgaria
Nermedin Selimov 1954 Wrestler Borin in Razgrad, Bulgaria[22]
Gülhan Şen 1978 Television presenter Born in Shumen, Bulgaria
Ahmet Şerif 1926 Writer Born in Razgrad, Bulgaria
Yakup Sertkaya 1978 Football player Born in Kardzhali, Bulgaria
Naim Süleymanoğlu 1967 Weightlifter Born in Ptichar, Bulgaria
Muharrem Tahsin 1929 Writer Born in Razgrad, Bulgaria
Mehmed Talat 1874–1921 Politician Born in Kardzhali, Bulgaria[23]
Mehmet Hayri Tarhan 1884-1934 Ottoman officer - General, 57th class (graduated on January 11, 1905 from the Ottoman Military College) Born in Malko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
Sabri Tata 1925 Writer Born in Razgrad, Bulgaria
İsmail Hakkı Tonguç 1893–1960 Educator Born in Silistra, Bulgaria
Emel Etem Toshkova 1958 Former deputy Prime Minister of Bulgaria Born in Isperih, Bulgaria[24]
Süleyman Hilmi Tunahan 1888–1959 Islamic theologist Born in Silistre, Bulgaria
Mehmet Türker 1950 Writer Born in Kardzhali, Bulgaria
Ömer Fahreddin Türkkan 1868–1948 Ottoman military personnel, The Defender of Medina Born in Rousse, Ottoman Empire
Ahmet Fikri Tüzer 1878–1942 Prime Minister of Turkey Born in Shumen, Bulgaria
Embiya Ulusoy 1942 Writer Born in Shumen, Bulgaria
Şoray Uzun 1968 Actor and TV presenter Born in Bulgaria
Gursel Veli 1982 Football player Born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Nezihe Viranyalı 1925–2004 Aviator Born in Vidin, Bulgaria[25]
Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Yalamov Historian Born in Bulgaria[26]
Dzuneit Yashar 1985 Football player Born in Asenovgrad, Bulgaria
Hakkı Yeten 1910–1989 Football player Born in Vadina, Ottoman Empire
Hakan Yildiz 1985 Actor Born in Turkey to Bulgarian Turks[27]
Gülümser Yılmaz 1956 Chess player Born in Pleven, Bulgaria
Nevriye Yılmaz 1980 Basketball player Born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Koca Yusuf 1857–1898 Wrestler Born in Shumen, Bulgaria
Nejdet Zalev Wrestler Born in Bulgaria
Ediz Hafızoğlu Drummer Born in Silistra, Bulgaria


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References[edit]

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