37 Notable alumni of
Marmara University

Marmara University is 695th in the world, 143rd in Asia, and 5th in Turkey by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 37 notable alumni from Marmara University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Burak Özçivit

    Burak Özçivit
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actormodel
    Biography

    Burak Özçivit is a Turkish actor and model who is best known for his roles in Çalıkuşu (2013) and Kara Sevda (2015). He is currently starring as Osman Bey in the history based and adventure series Kuruluş: Osman (2019). Throughout his acting career Özçivit has been a recipient of numerous accolades.

  2. Kemal Sunal

    Kemal Sunal
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1944-2000 (aged 56)
    Occupations
    comedianscreenwriterstage actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Ali Kemal Sunal was a Turkish actor. With Hababam Sınıfı, Kapıcılar Kralı and Davaro, Sunal gained large popularity amongst Turkish cinema goers and was famed for his character "Şaban", a role he frequently played.

  3. Meral Akşener

    Meral Akşener
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Meral Akşener is a Turkish politician, teacher, historian and academic. She served as Minister of the Interior and was a vice-speaker of the Grand National Assembly. She also founded and is chairman of İYİ Party (Good Party), and was its candidate in the 2018 Turkish presidential elections.

  4. Aydın Doğan Scandar

    Aydın Doğan Scandar
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1936-.. (age 86)
    Occupations
    businesspersonentrepreneurmerchant
    Biography

    Aydın Doğan is a Turkish billionaire media tycoon, business magnate, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and investor – best known as the founder of Doğan Holding, one of Turkey's largest conglomerates.

  5. İsmet Yılmaz

    İsmet Yılmaz
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politicianengineerminister
    Biography

    İsmet Yılmaz is a Turkish politician. Previously he was Minister of National Defense and Minister of National Education. Also briefly served as the Speaker of the Grand National Assembly. Prior to entering politics, he worked as a law consultant and mechanical engineer.

  6. Sinan Oğan

    Sinan Oğan
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Sinan Oğan is a Turkish politician of Azeri origin, who won a seat in the Turkish parliament in 2011 with the right-wing Nationalist Movement Party.

  7. Murat Ünalmış

    Murat Ünalmış
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Murat Ünalmış is a Turkish actor.

  8. İsmail Saymaz

    İsmail Saymaz
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    İsmail Saymaz is a Turkish investigative journalist for the newspaper Radikal (since May 2002). He has published articles and books on the Turkish deep state and Ergenekon, including a 2011 book on links between the 2007 Zirve Publishing House massacre and the 2006 killing of Andrea Santoro, and another 2011 book on former police chief Hanefi Avcı. He has won a number of awards for his work.

  9. Ahmet Ümit

    Ahmet Ümit
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    screenwriterauthorwriter
    Biography

    Ahmet Ümit is a Turkish author and poet. He is best known for his crime novels.

  10. Mustafa Şentop

    Mustafa Şentop
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    university teacherpolitician
    Biography

    Mustafa Şentop is a Turkish politician from the Justice and Development Party (AKP) who has served as the Member of Parliament for Istanbul in the 24, 25, 26th legislative terms.

  11. Nihat Zeybekci

    Nihat Zeybekci
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politicianeconomistbusinessperson
    Biography

    Nihat Zeybekci is a Turkish economist, politician, a member of parliament for Denizli Province of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the current Minister of the Economy.

  12. Yalçın Akdoğan

    Yalçın Akdoğan
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    politicianjournalist
    Biography

    Yalçın Akdoğan is a Turkish politician who served as Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey from 2014 to 2016. A member of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), Akdoğan became a Member of Parliament representing Ankara's first electoral district at the 2011 general election and was re-elected in June 2015. Prior to being elected Akdoğan was an academic and a journalist, having taught at the Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi and Anadolu University and written for Yeni Şafak and Star among others. He named Traditionalist authors René Guénon and Seyyed Hossein Nasr as his favourite writers.

  13. Mahir Ünal

    Mahir Ünal
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Mahir Ünal is a Turkish politician and academic from the Justice and Development Party (AKP) who served as the Minister of Culture and Tourism from 24 November 2015 to 24 May 2016. He has been a Member of Parliament for the electoral district of Kahramanmaraş since being elected in the 2011 general election. He was re-elected in both the June and November 2015 general elections.

  14. Ali Erbaş

    Ali Erbaş
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Enrolled in Marmara University
    In 1987 graduated with master's degree in Islamic studies
    Occupations
    Islamic scholaruniversity teacherGrand Muftipresident
    Biography

    Ali Erbaş is a Turkish Muslim scholar and president of Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) in Turkey.

  15. Umut Oran

    Umut Oran
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    politicianbusinessperson
    Biography

    Umut Oran is a Turkish textile manufacturer and a centre-left politician who currently serves as a Vice President of Socialist International since 13 December 2014. He served as a Member of Parliament for İstanbul's 3rd electoral district during the 24th Parliament of Turkey, lasting between 2011 and 2015. He is a member of the Republican People's Party (CHP), having formerly served as a Deputy Leader of the party and the President of the CHP Administrative and Financial Affairs Department. He served as the President of the International Apparel Federation between 2002 and 2003.

  16. Nihat Ergün

    Nihat Ergün
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Nihat Ergün is a Turkish politician and the former Minister of Science, Industry and Technology.

  17. Selahattin Taşdöğen

    Selahattin Taşdöğen
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Selahattin Taşdöğen is a Turkish actor.

  18. Gizem Örge

    Gizem Örge
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1993-.. (age 29)
    Occupations
    volleyball player
    Biography

    Hatice Gizem Örge Güner is a Turkish female volleyball player. Currently, she plays in the Turkish Women's Volleyball League for Fenerbahçe as libero with jersey number 1. She was part of the Turkey women's national volleyball team, which became champion at the 2014 Women's European Volleyball League.

  19. Mehmet Kasapoğlu

    Mehmet Kasapoğlu
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoğlu is a Turkish civil servant and current Minister of Youth and Sports.

  20. M. İlker Aycı

    M. İlker Aycı
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    president
    Biography

    Mehmet İlker Aycı was born in Istanbul in 1971. He is originally from Giresun.

  21. Ayşe Sinirlioğlu

    Ayşe Sinirlioğlu
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Ayşe Sinirlioğlu is a Turkish diplomat, who has been her country's ambassador to Romania and then to Spain and Andorra. She became Turkey's first woman Deputy Undersecretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2015 she was the Sherpa during Turkey's presidency and the Antalya summit of the G20 group of countries.

  22. Tankut Öktem

    Tankut Öktem
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1940-2007 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    sculptor
    Biography

    Tankut Öktem was a Turkish sculptor well known especially for his monumental works.

  23. Birgül Ayman Güler

    Birgül Ayman Güler
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politicianacademic
    Biography

    Birgül Ayman Güler is a female Turkish academic and politician.

  24. Ali Haydar Hakverdi

    Ali Haydar Hakverdi
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Ali Haydar Hakverdi is a Turkish politician from the Republican People's Party (CHP) who currently serves as the Member of Parliament for Ankara's first electoral district since 7 June 2015. He was first elected in the June 2015 general election and was re-elected in the snap election of November 2015.

  25. Cem Kızıltuğ

    Cem Kızıltuğ
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    illustratorcartoonist
    Biography

    Cem Kızıltuğ is a Turkish cartoonist and illustrator. He is a cartoonist and illustrator for Zaman and also illustrates children's books.

  26. Deniz Hakyemez

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

    Deniz Hakyemez Çetin Saraç is a Turkish volleyball player. She is 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) tall and plays as an outside hitter. She studied at Marmara University.

  27. Tayfun Taşdemir

    Tayfun Taşdemir
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    carom billiards player
    Biography

    Tayfun Taşdemir is a Turkish professional carom billiards player specialized in three-cushion event.

  28. Mehmet Çakıcı

    Mehmet Çakıcı
    Born in
    Cyprus Flag Cyprus
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Mehmet Çakıcı is a Turkish Cypriot politician and psychiatrist. He served as the first leader of the Communal Democracy Party (TDP) between 2007 and 2013 and has been a member of the Assembly of the Republic since 2003. He then served as an independent member of the parliament for the Lefkoşa District, having resigned from the TDP in November 2016 and founded a new party, the Communal Liberation Party. His tenure as an MP ended in 2018 after his party failed to reach the election threshold.

  29. Esin Varan

    Esin Varan
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1988-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Esin Varan is an American actress and writer who has worked in film and television and on the stage. She has Turkish ancestry.

  30. Nuri Şahin

    Nuri Şahin
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    volleyball playerbeach volleyball player
    Biography

    Nuri Şahin is a Turkish volleyball player. He is 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) tall at 91 kg (201 lb), and plays as libero. He capped 155 times for the Turkey men's national volleyball team. As of 2012-13 season, Şahin plays for Halkbank Ankara and wears number 5. He studied at Marmara University.

  31. Elif Ağca

    Elif Ağca
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    volleyball player
    Biography

    Nedime Elif Ağca Yarar, also known as Nedime Elif Ağca Öner, is a retired national level Turkish volleyball player who last played for Fenerbahçe. She is 186 cm (6 ft 1 in) tall and plays as setter. She studied at Marmara University.

  32. Gizem Gönültaş

    Gizem Gönültaş
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1993-.. (age 29)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Gizem Gönültaş is a Turkish women's football forward currently playing in the Turkish Women's First League for Beşiktaş J.K. with jersey number 10. She played in the national teams of Turkish girls' U-17, women's U-19, women's U-21 and lately in the Turkey women's team.

  33. Hülya Vurnal İkizgül

    Hülya Vurnal İkizgül
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Enrolled in Marmara University
    Studied in 1990
    Occupations
    sculptormusician
    Biography

    Hülya Vurnal İkizgül, is a Turkish mosaicist, sculptor and ceramic artist.

  34. Aslı Özge

    Aslı Özge
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriterfilm editorfilm producerdirector
    Biography

    Aslı Özge is a Turkish director, scenarist and producer.

  35. Neslihan Gökdemir

    Neslihan Gökdemir
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    journalisteconomist
    Biography

    Neslihan Gökdemir founded the Energy Forum of Turkey in 2001 and has since been the Chairman. She has been developing and delivering projects to establish an infrastructure for the energy industry and build a sustainable future.

  36. Demet Bozkurt

    Demet Bozkurt
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1996-.. (age 26)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Demet Bozkurt is a Turkish footballer, who plays for Beşiktaş J.K. of the Turkish Women's First Football League with jersey number 52. She was part of the Turkey women's national under-19 football team in 2015.

  37. Şaban Özdemir

    Şaban Özdemir
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    television producerjournalist
    Biography

    Şaban Özdemir is a Turkish journalist and tv producer. The producer and anchorman of Pros Cons and Life is a choice. Since September 2015 he's also the anchorman for Take Care of Yourself health tv show.