Emirdağ - Notable Natives

Notable Natives

Emirdağ has long had a rich folk culture and has given us many folk songs (türkü) and singers including in the 20th century...

  • Aşık Yoksul Derviş - poet and folk singer, and his nephew....
  • Kubat - popular singer specialising in a hybrid of Turkish folk music with electronic instruments. He was brought up in Belgium of an Emirdağ family.

Other famous Emirdağ people include...

  • Azra Akın - Miss World 2002, brought up in the Netherlands of an Emirdağ family.
  • Tevfik Başer - film director
  • Fikret Akin - Retired teacher, researcher of local folkloric culture, poet. He has 7 poem books of himself and he is working on writing a book about local Emirdag's foods.
  • Bülent Akın - Footballer who has played for Turkish giants Galatasaray and English club Bolton Wanderers
  • Yüksel Önaçan - Retired school principal, Journalist-Author-Poet
  • Fuat Çapa - Belgian-Turkish football manager.
  • Cemal Çavdarlı - Former Belgian member of Parliament

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