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Celebrities of the City

Celebrities of the City

Welcome to the compilation of the celebrities of Nevşehir. Let’s take a closer look at the names widely known in Turkey and the entire world who acquired their roots, cultures and identities from Nevşehir.

Refika Birgül

Author, Chef and Youtuber, Refika Birgül, born on May 19, 1980 in İstanbul, is actually from Nevşehir. She is a complete Anatolia lover and has adopted the purpose of introducing the Turkish cuisine to the world, and famous for her books made up of her own recipes. She has 1.18 million followers on her Youtube channel titled Yemek Okulu on which she talks about how to cook easily and introduces the Turkish cuisine to the Turkish people again.

İclal Aydın

İclal Aydın, one of the most qualified pens of the recent Turkish literature, is from Nevşehir. She was born on September 14, 1971 and also has a career in acting. She is one of those who have all kinds of skills and among the most beloved artists in Turkey with her books, poems, podcasts and films.

Cengiz Bozkurt

Can you guess where was Cengiz Bozkurt, the popular name of comedy series and films born? Ok, he is from Nevşehir too. He was born on December 24, 1964, although he studied in METU in Turkey, he resigned from the department of physics in 1990 and went to England to take acting classes. Bozkurt was actively acting for 14 years there, then introduced himself to the Turkish people with the character of Erdal Bakkal in Leyla ile Mecnun series on TRT 1 channel. It is an undoubted fact that he is a master actor, Cengiz Bozkurt still continues acting as one of the most wanted faces in comedy in Turkish cinema.

Saadet Işıl Aksoy

Saadet Işıl Aksoy who represented Turkey in the Toronto International Film Festival in 2012 is originally from Nevşehir. She was born in İstanbul on August 29, 1983, enrolled in Boğaziçi University Department of English Language and Literature and then decided on acting. After that, she performed for the first time with Güz Yangını and finally, took part in Görülmüştür movie directed by Serhat Karaaslan.

Fikret Otyam

Fikret Oytam, a famous painter and journalist, who passed away on August 9, 2015 is one of those artists from Nevşehir… He was born on December 19, 1926 and got famous for his interviews with citizens living in Anatolia and Southeast Anatolia. His paintings were seriously praised, which again mainly included the people of Anatolia. He was awarded for countless times during his lifetime, launched five photography and four painting exhibitions and was also the scenarist of the film Toprak screened in 1952. 20 books were published based on his interviews and he also has a theater play titled Mayın and five children books.

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