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Top 15 Hottest Famous Turkish Actors (Male 2023)

Yeşilçam has a certain charm that is difficult to replicate. For those unaware, Yeşilçam, literally translated to “Green Pine,” is a metonym for the film industry of the Middle East, in particular Turkey. Think of it like the Hollywood of the transcontinental country.

The industry is home to some excellent unconventional pieces of media. The minimalist yet powerful storytelling of Uzak (Distant), and the terrific yet light presentation of Annemin Yarası (My Mother’s Wound). 

And who can forget the thrilling and addictive drama series that the country never fails to impress with, like Dirilis: Ertugrul (Resurrection: Ertuğrul) and Hatırla Gönül (Gonul).

So let’s put the spotlight on the faces who help these creations come to life. We are spoiled for choice here since there is no limit to talented and beautiful Turkish actors. The country usually opts for a more rugged kind of beauty which many will find much too charming.

With that, we will be taking a look at the Top 15 Hottest Famous Turkish Actors. Maybe they will be your inspiration to delve into this industry if you haven’t had the fortune to do so yet.

Top 15 Hottest Famous Turkish Actors

15. Engin Düzyatan

Name Engin Altan Düzyatan
Height6′ 1″
Popular Movies/SeriesDirilis: Ertugrul, My Father’s Violin

A Turkish film and television actor, Engin Altan Düzyatan is a veteran in the industry, charming hearts since 2001.

Ertuğrul Bey in Dirilis: Ertugrul became his ticket to international fame, and he has become one of the best-known Muslim actors since then. He was also named one of the most influential Muslims in the world in The Muslim 500.

Engin’s rugged looks make him perfect for the kind of roles he often portrays.

14. Furkan Palalı

Name Furkan Palalı
Height6′ 3″
Popular Movies/SeriesNo: 309, My Sweet Lie

Furkan Palalı is well known for rocking in both the fashion and acting world. He was chosen as the Best Turkish model in 2012 and has worked in both the national and international fashion industry.

Furkan has rocked various looks throughout his career, from curly-headed, fully-bearded to slicked back, more trimmed down, and we don’t think he has any plans of stopping anytime soon.

13. İdris Nebi Taşkan

Name İdris Nebi Taşkan
Height6′ 0″
Popular Movies/SeriesRuthless City, Twist of Fate

Idris’s perfect physique and toned body are a testament to his career as a sportsman. A rather new name in the industry, İdris Nebi Taşkan is a 25-year-old Turkish actor and professional basketball player.

His most popular role is definitely his outstanding performance as Civan Yılmaz in Ruthless City. As an actor, he is rather underrated and deserves more recognition for his work.

12. Emre Bey


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Name Emre Bey
Height5′ 11″
Popular Movies/SeriesBalkan Ninnisi, My Left Side

This young dashing actor is a rising star, If you have seen any of his works, we are sure you must also be captivated by his performance. Emre Bey may not have become a professional football player like he intended to, but he is killing it in the acting industry.

Kıvanç in the 2017 series Adı Efsane was his breakthrough role which put him in the spotlight. After a string of excellent performances, he has become a rather popular name in the television scene.

11. Çağlar Ertuğrul

NameÇağlar Ertuğrul
Height6′ 2″
Popular Movies/Seriestay With Me, The Shadow Team

Deemed one of the best Turkish drama actors, Çağlar Ertuğrul has gained widespread praise after bagging two Butterfly Globe Awards back to back in 2020 for Afili Aşk in 2021 for Teşkilat. 

Not only this, Ertuğrul is a mechanical engineer who got his university degree from Koç University. So he has both smarts and looks.

Dağ was his breakthrough role back in 2012. In fact, Dağ 2 truly showed off his capabilities after it became the most-watched film in Turkey in 2016.

10. Yusuf Cim


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Name Yusuf Çim
Height6′ 2″
Popular Movies/SeriesHanım Köylü, Aldatmak

Yusuf Cim is a multi-talented man. He is a Turkish actor, model, singer, and TV presenter. As a model, he has worked with famous brands like Mar and Spencer, Mango, and Ralph Lauren. As an actor, he has worked in series like Çilek Kokusu and Hanım Köylü.

Yusuf usually keeps a neat appearance with a lightly trimmed beard and short hair.

9. Taro Emir Tekin


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Name Tarık “Taro” Emir Tekin
Height5′ 11″
Popular Movies/SeriesBir Peri Masalı, Sadakatsiz

Here’s a man who must have certainly broken more than a few hearts during their school years. Tarık “Taro” Emir Tekin is a Turkish actor who has worked in TV series like Unfaithful and Bir Peri Masalı.

He studied acting in London and made his acting debut pretty recently in 2020 with Netflix‘s historical docudrama Rise of Empires: Ottoman.

Taro isn’t as well known right now, but his fame will only grow from here. His long hair and sharp features, which give shape to a rough kind of beauty, also help!

8. Birkan Sokullu

Name Birkan Sokullu
Height6′ 1″
Popular Movies/SeriesThe Innocents, Hayat Şarkısı

I think we are seeing a pattern of professional sportsmen turning actors here. Very handsome ones at that, so we are not complaining. Istanbul-born Turkish actor Birkan Sokullu was a professional basketball player before he had to leave his passion due to a leg injury, sadly.

But he found a newfound vigor in acting. Birkan has worked in series like Kucuk Kadinlar, Ucurum, and Hayat Sarkisi.

7. Alp Navruz


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NameSeyit Alp Navruz
Height6′ 0″
Popular Movies/SeriesSecrets of an Angel, Elimi Bırakma

Alp Navruz started off as a model and made his cinematic debut in Cerrberut in 2015. He is also one of the very talented cast of  Aşk Laftan Anlamaz. His role as Sinan Egemen in the Turkish TV drama Fazilet Hanim ve Kizlari made him more well-known to the audience.

Cenk (Jenk) Çelen in the TR1 series Elimi Bırakma became his first leading role. Recently, he worked in the drama series Secrets of an Angel opposite İrem Helvacıoğlu. Alp is incredibly attractive, with sharp eyes and a chiseled jaw.

6. Onur Tuna


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Name Onur Tuna
Height6′ 5″
Popular Movies/SeriesMucize Doktor, Mahkum

Çanakkale-born Onur Tuna is a Turkish actor and musician. Additionally, he has also worked in the modeling industry. His acting career started with Hayat Devam Ediyor (Life Goes On) in 2011.

Some of his other popular works include Huzur Sokağı (Street of Peace), Cesur Yürek (Brave Heart), Filintia, and Mucize Doktor (Miracle Doctor). He recently played the lead in the Turkish adaptation of the K-drama Innocent Defendant, Makhum, with İsmail Hacıoğlu.

Onur is multi-talented as he can also play the guitar and piano apart from singing. He has piercing eyes and an angular face. He also often keeps a full beard and mustache.

5. Berker Güven

NameBerker Güven
Height5′ 11″
Popular Movies/SeriesÜç Kız Kardeş, The Ruthless City

Another rising young actor with devilishly good looks. Berker Güven is a Turkish actor who made his cinematic debut in Bebam in 2016. His debut was pretty successful, and he was praised for his outstanding work in the film.

Alev Alev brought him up to new heights after people began realizing how good and versatile his skills were.

He got the Best Drama Actor of the Year award at the Turkey– Azerbaijan Brotherhood Awards in 2019. Currently, he is working in the Turkish drama Üç Kiz Kardes.

4. Burak Deniz


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Name Burak Deniz
Height5′ 10″
Popular Movies/SeriesShahmaran, Aşk Laftan Anlamaz

A Turkish model and actor who has worked both on the big screen and in TV series, Burak Deniz is one handsome man, and he knows it. His leading portrayal of Murat Sarsılmaz in Aşk Laftan Anlamaz is one of his highly acclaimed works. Bizim Hikaye, an adaptation of the UK series Shameless, is also one of his popular works.

Deniz has also done some international roles like Asaf in the Italian romantic drama The Ignorant Angels.

3. Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ

Name Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ
Height6′ 2″
Popular Movies/SeriesForbidden Love, The Family

Our last three handsome men barely need any introduction. Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ is a widely popular name in the industry, being one of the highest-paid actors in Turkey.

He is more known for his acting but he also models. On top of that, he is a former basketball player.

Kıvanç has received several accolades and pageants, including Best Model of the World. He has worked in several successful series like Aşk-ı MemnuKuzey Güney, and Menekşe ile Halil.

He has also gone through a number of looks throughout his long-standing career, and it’s difficult to pick one over the other.

2. Can Yaman


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Name Can Yaman
Height6′ 1″
Popular Movies/SeriesViola, Erkenci Kuş

Can Yaman has been capturing not only Turkish hearts but hearts from all over the world. An actor and model who has even worked in corporate law, Can has received various accolades for roles in Erkenci Kuş and Murex d’Or. Some of his popular TV shows include Gönül İşleriİnadına AşkHangimiz Sevmedik, and Dolunay.

In 2019, Can won the 7th GQ Man of the Year award. His devilishly handsome looks and acting skills speak for themselves. But not only this. He has also proven to have a big heart through his charitable initiatives.

1. Burak Özçivit

Name Burak Özçivit
Height6′ 0″
Popular Movies/SeriesEndless Love, Aşk Sana Benzer

Chances are, his name is the one that pops into your mind when you think of Turkish actors. Burak Özçivit made headlines after being elected the Top Model of Turkey in 2003. Since then, he hasn’t lost his momentum, and it looks like he has only been getting more handsome every year.

Burak’s role as Camran in Çalıkuşu is undoubtedly one of the most iconic in the industry. Currently, he is working in the history-based adventure series Kuruluş: Osman, starring as the lead Osman Bey.

And that’s it for the list. Do check out more of our articles. We will keep bringing you more entertaining articles in the meantime.

Until next time!

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