Erzincan has the largest man made of Portrait of Atatürk, located north of the city, 176m×43m. It covers 7,500 square meter. Turkish Army made it 1982, in 29 days by 3,000 soldier, 100 tons of black and white paint was used. It can be easily been seen from the 10,000m above the ground (39 47 21.93N,39 28 34.91E)

Famous inhabitants

  • Ali Ekber Çiçek
    Ali Ekber Çiçek
    Ali Ekber Çiçek was born in 1935 in Erzincan, Turkey. His father died in a disastrous earthquake, and his mother suffered financial problems that made it impossible for her to support his education...

    , folk musician, was born in 1935 in Erzincan.
  • Mustafa Sarıgül
    Mustafa Sarigül
    Mustafa Sarıgül , is the mayor of the Şişli district in Istanbul, where he was elected as the candidate of Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi for the past two terms....

    , politician, was born in Erzincan.
  • Varaztad Kazanjian
    Varaztad Kazanjian
    Dr. Varaztad Kazanjian was an oral surgeon, of Armenian descent, who pioneered techniques for plastic surgery and is considered to be the founder of the modern practice of plastic surgery. He graduated from Harvard Dental School in 1905...

    , Armenian-American dentist who was one of the pioneers of plastic surgery
  • Soghomon Tehlirian
    Soghomon Tehlirian
    Soghomon Tehlirian was a native of Yerznka, an Armenian Evangelical survivor...

    , Armenian activist
  • Yıldırım Akbulut
    Yildirim Akbulut
    Yıldırım Akbulut is a Turkish politician, who was a leader of the Anavatan Partisi , a former Prime Minister of Turkey and twice the Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey.-Biography:...

    , former prime minister of Turkey
  • Mustafa Kutlu, Turkish writer
  • Hekimoğlu İsmail, Turkish writer
  • Vecdi Gönül
    Vecdi Gönül
    Mehmet Vecdi Gönül is Minister of Defence of Turkey and Member of Parliament for Kocaeli.-Biography:Gönül's father, Saffet, was a teacher in Military high schools. His mother's name was Lütfiye. He graduated in political science from Ankara University in 1960 and returned to Erzincan as a civil...

    , Turkish cabinet minister
  • Binali Yıldırım
    Binali Yildirim
    Binali Yıldırım is the current Minister of Transport of Turkey and a MP for Istanbul of the ruling Justice and Development Party.He was educated the Istanbul Technical University's School of Maritime...

    , Turkish cabinet minister
  • Hafız Şerif, early folk musician
  • Sılbıslı Salih, early folk musician
  • Kadir Savun, Turkish actor

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