31 Notable alumni of
Gazi University

Gazi University is 969th in the world, 206th in Asia, and 11th in Turkey by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 31 notable alumni from Gazi University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu

    Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    economistpolitician
    Biography

    Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu is a Turkish economist, retired civil servant and social democratic politician. He is leader of the CHP ("Republican People's Party") and has been Leader of the Main Opposition in Turkey since 2010. He served as a Member of Parliament for İstanbul's second electoral district from 2002 to 2015 and as an MP for İzmir's second electoral district as of 7 June 2015.

  2. Devlet Bahçeli

    Devlet Bahçeli
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    economistpolitician
    Biography

    Devlet Bahçeli is a Turkish politician, economist, former deputy prime minister, and current chairman of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP).

  3. Ümit Özdağ

    Ümit Özdağ
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    authoruniversity teacherpolitician
    Biography

    Ümit Özdağ is a Turkish politician and current Member of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey. He was deputy leader of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) from November 2015 to February 2016. He announced his candidacy for the party leadership for the 8th MHP Ordinary Congress in 2006, but had his membership revoked two days later. After returning to the party following a successful lawsuit, he again announced his candidacy for the MHP leadership in April 2016 for the 2016 Nationalist Movement Party Extraordinary Congress, which was eventually called off after numerous legal disputes. He had his party membership revoked by the MHP High Disciplinary Board on 15 November 2016 joined the İYİ Party. In April 2019, he resigned from party's executive board but announced that he will continue to be in the party and continue his party-related activities. On 16 November 2020, Özdağ was also dismissed from the İYİ Party. He founded the Victory Party on August 26, 2021 and was elected the first chairman.

  4. Melih Gökçek

    Melih Gökçek
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    İbrahim Melih Gökçek is a Turkish politician who served as the Mayor of Ankara from 1994 to 2017. From 1991 to 1994, he was an MP. Gökçek has won municipal elections in 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, and was controversially also declared the winner in 2014. He is a member of the governing Justice and Development Party.

  5. Neslihan Demir

    Neslihan Demir
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    volleyball playerbeach volleyball player
    Biography

    Neslihan Demir is a retired Turkish volleyball star. She is one of the most successful athletes of Turkey and has been among FIVB Heroes. She represented her country as the flag bearer at the 2012 Summer Olympics and the official advertisement face of Turkey for the 2020 Summer Olympics candidateship along with basketballer Hedo Türkoğlu. She was a left-handed opposite hitter and won numerous individual awards in the international tournaments. She studied at Gazi University.

  6. Ömer Çelik

    Ömer Çelik
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    politicianjournalist
    Biography

    Ömer Çelik is a Turkish journalist and politician. Between 24 January 2013 and 28 August 2015 he served as Minister of Culture and Tourism. He served as the Minister of European Union Affairs and as the Chief Negotiator for Turkish Accession to the European Union between 2016–2018.

  7. Abdüllatif Şener

    Abdüllatif Şener
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politicianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Abdüllatif Şener is a Turkish politician. He was Minister of Finance of Turkey from 1996 to 1997 and Deputy Prime Minister from 2002 to 2007, under Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

  8. Kamer Genç

    Kamer Genç
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1940-2016 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Kamer Genç was a Turkish politician, elected a member of parliament for the Republican People's Party in the 1987 and 1991 elections, for the True Path Party in the 1995 and 1999 elections, as an independent candidate in the 2007 elections, returning to the Republican People's Party on 1 June 2010, for which he was reelected in the 2011 elections.

  9. Ferman Akgül

    Ferman Akgül
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    singersongwritercomposermusician
    Biography

    Ferman Akgül is a Turkish singer, songwriter, TV host and actor. He is the lead singer of Turkish rock band maNga. In 2015 he opened the independent record label 06 Records and released his first solo single "İstemem Söz Sevmeni" in early 2016.

  10. İsmail Küçükkaya

    İsmail Küçükkaya
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    İsmail Küçükkaya is a Turkish journalist, news anchor and writer.

  11. Tuncay Özkan

    Tuncay Özkan
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    writerpoliticianjournalist
    Biography

    Ahmet Tuncay Özkan is a Turkish journalist, writer and politician. He was arrested on September 27, 2008, in relation to the odatv case of the Ergenekon trials, and in August 2013 he was sentenced to aggravated life imprisonment.

  12. Şamil Tayyar

    Şamil Tayyar
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    writerpoliticianjournalist
    Biography

    Şamil Tayyar is a Turkish journalist, author, and deputy for the Justice and Development Party (AKP) since 2011. He is a columnist with the daily Star and has contributed to Yeni Şafak, Milliyet and Sabah. He has published a book on the Ergenekon trials, Operation Ergenekon.

  13. Jülide Sarıeroğlu

    Jülide Sarıeroğlu
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    politicianeconomisttrade unionist
    Biography

    Jülide Sarıeroğlu is a Turkish labour economist, trade unionist, non-fiction writer and politician who served as the Minister of labour and social security from 19 July 2017 to 10 July 2018 in the Cabinet of Yıldırım.

  14. İlhan Cihaner

    İlhan Cihaner
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    İlhan Cihaner, is a Turkish leftist politician and a former prosecutor. He's a parliamentary deputy for the Republican People's Party (CHP) since 2011. He was the Chief Public Prosecutor of Erzincan from 2007; he resigned in 2011 in order to stand for election. He is a suspect in the Ergenekon trials. He is a columnist for the soL newspaper.

  15. Ayşenur İslam

    Ayşenur İslam
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Enrolled in Gazi University
    Graduated with Doctor of Philosophy
    Occupations
    writeruniversity teacherpolitician
    Biography

    Ayşenur İslam is a Turkish university lecturer and politician. On 25 December 2013, she was appointed as the Minister of Family and Social Policy in the third cabinet of Erdoğan and served until 28 August 2015.

  16. Mehmet Âkif Hamzaçebi

    Mehmet Âkif Hamzaçebi
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Mehmet Akif Hamzaçebi is a Turkish politician and economist who has served as a Member of Parliament for İstanbul's 1st electoral district since 12 June 2011. Previously, he served as an MP for the electoral district of Trabzon between 2002 and 2011. He is a member of the Republican People's Party (CHP) of Turkey, having served as the party's spokesperson on planning and budgetary issues as well as a parliamentary group leader between 2010 and 2015.

  17. Zeki Sezer

    Zeki Sezer
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Mehmet Zeki Sezer is a Turkish politician and former chairman of the Democratic Left Party (Demokratik Sol Parti, DSP), he was elected in the 6th ordinary party congress in 2004 after the resignation of Bülent Ecevit.

  18. Müslüm Doğan

    Müslüm Doğan
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Müslüm Doğan is a Turkish politician of Kurdish origin who served as the Minister of Development in the interim election government formed by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu on 28 August 2015. He was elected as a Member of Parliament for İzmir's second electoral district in the June 2015 general election. He is a member of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP). On 22 September 2015, he resigned from the interim election cabinet and was succeeded by Cüneyd Düzyol.

  19. Seda Tokatlıoğlu

    Seda Tokatlıoğlu
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1986-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    volleyball player
    Biography

    Seda Aslanyürek Tokatlıoğlu is a Turkish volleyball player. She is 192 cm tall and plays as an outside spiker. However, she played as an opposite both in Turkey women's national volleyball team and Beijing from China. Tokatlıoğlu has a block height of 304 cm and spike height of 312 cm and played more than 200 times for the national team. She studied at Gazi University.

  20. Güldeniz Önal

    Güldeniz Önal
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1986-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    volleyball player
    Biography

    Güldeniz Önal Paşaoğlu is a Turkish volleyball player. She is 183 cm and plays as outside hitter.

  21. Erdem Gül

    Erdem Gül
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Erdem Gül is a Turkish politician serving as the current Mayor of Princes' Islands since 2019. He was the chief of the Ankara bureau of Turkish secularist newspaper Cumhuriyet between 2010 and 2018. He was arrested in November 2015 after his newspaper published footage showing the National Intelligence Organization of Turkey (MİT) sending weapons to Syrian Islamist fighters.

  22. Mustafa Balel

    Mustafa Balel
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Enrolled in Gazi University
    Studied in 1968
    Occupations
    translatorchildren's writerlinguistwriternovelist
    Biography

    Mustafa Balel is a Turkish short story writer and novelist.

  23. Mevlüt Karakaya

    Mevlüt Karakaya
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Mevlüt Karakaya is a Turkish politician from the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), who has served as a Member of Parliament for Adana since 7 June 2015.

  24. Candan Yüceer

    Candan Yüceer
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    physicianpolitician
    Biography

    Candan Yüceer is a Turkish politician from the Republican People's Party (CHP) who has served as a Member of Parliament for Tekirdağ since 12 June 2011.

  25. Metin Yurdanur

    Metin Yurdanur
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    sculptor
    Biography

    Metin Yurdanur is a sculptor based in Turkey, who was awarded the title State Artist of Turkey.

  26. Binnaz Uslu

    Binnaz Uslu
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    athletics competitor
    Biography

    Binnaz Uslu is a retired Turkish middle-distance and long-distance runner. She was banned from sport for life in 2014, after her second doping violation.

  27. Nevin Halıcı

    Nevin Halıcı
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1941-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    writercookbook author
    Biography

    Nevin Halıcı is a Turkish writer and lecturer of Turkish cuisine. She has published many cookbooks mostly in Turkish.

  28. Bekir Karayel

    Bekir Karayel
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    marathon runner
    Biography

    Bekir Karayel is a Turkish middle and long-distance runner, who later specialized in marathon. The 172 cm (5 ft 8 in) tall athlete at 62 kg (137 lb) is a member of İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi S.K., where he is coached by Satılmış Atmaca. He studied at Gazi University.

  29. Hasan Yükselir

    Hasan Yükselir
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    singercomposer
    Biography

    Hasan Yükselir is a Turkish singer and composer, who predominantly performs Turkish folk songs (Türkü).

  30. Selçuk Keskin

    Selçuk Keskin
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    volleyball player
    Biography

    Selçuk Keskin is a Turkish volleyball player. He is 193 cm. He studied at Gazi University.

  31. Gülçin Yahya Kaçar

    Gülçin Yahya Kaçar
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    musicianacademic
    Biography

    Gulçin Yahya Kaçar is a Turkish musician, Oud master, composer, singer, and academic