2006 Nobel prize winner novelist Orhan Pamuk
Ara Güler (born August 16, 1928, Istanbul, Turkey) is a Turkish photojournalist of Armenian descent, nicknamed "the Eye of Istanbul" or "the Photographer of Istanbul"
Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun
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Mike Lazaridis (born March 14, 1961, Istanbul, Turkey). He is the founder, president and CEP of Research in Motion (RIM), which created and manufactures the Blackberry wireless handheld device.