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Atatürk

Ismet Inönü


Nazim Hikmet

Orhan Veli Kanik


Sultan Mehmet (the Conqueror)

Sultan Süleyman (the Magnificent)


Haci Bektas'i Veli

Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi

Yunus Emre

Nasreddin Hoca


UNESCO:  1996 TO BE YEAR OF NASREDDIN HODJA

UNESCO announced on Friday that 1996 will  be  the  year  of
Nasreddin  Hodja,  the  famous Turkish philosopher, and 1997
will be the year of Hasan Ali Yucel,  the  famous  poet  and
writer  who  was  the  fonder of the Turkish UNESCO national
commission.  UNESCO officials said that  1996  will  be  the
700th  anniversary  of Nasreddin Hodja's death and 1997 will
be the 100th anniversary of Hasan Ali Yucel's  birth.