State Artist (Turkey)

State Artist (Turkish: Devlet Sanatçısı, also sometimes translated as "National Artist") is an honorary title granted to prominent artists by the government of Turkey for their contributions to the Turkish culture. It was established in 1971 by the President of Turkey (Cevdet Sunay) and the Minister of Culture and Tourism.

The award is issued for people occupied in various categories of arts: music, dance, theatre, photography, cinema, visual arts, literature, etc.

List of State Artists

By year, according to the list by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey.[1]




  • Nevzat Atlığ, choir conductor
  • Ayhan Baran, opera singer
  • Vasfi Rıza Zobu, actor
  • Bedia Muvahhit, actress
  • Mükerrem Berk, flutist
  • Gülsin Onay, pianist
  • Ayten Gökçer, actress



  • Necdet Yaşar, classical Turkish musician
  • İsmail Baha Sürelsan, classical Turkish musician
  • Alaattin Yavaşça, classical Turkish musician
  • Zeki Müren, classical Turkish musician
  • Teoman Önaldı, classical Turkish musician
  • Yesari Asım Arsoy, classical Turkish musician
  • Sadi Yaver Ataman, Turkish folk musician
  • Nida Tüfekçi, Turkish folk musician
  • Mustafa Geceyatmaz, Turkish folk musician
  • Mustafa Turan, folk dances
  • Barış Manço, pop music
  • Hüseyin Sermet, pianist
  • Güher Pekinel, pianist
  • Süher Pekinel, pianist
  • Okan Demiriş, opera singer
  • Mete Uğur, opera singer
  • Macide Tanır, actress
  • Bozkurt Kuruç, actor
  • Osman F.Seden, film direstor
  • Türkan Şoray, film actress
  • Hülya Koçyiğit, film actress
  • Orhan Şaik Gökyay, poet
  • Tarık Buğra, writer
  • Attila İlhan, writer
  • Ali Avni Çelebi, painter
  • Sabri Berkel, painter
  • Turan Erol, painter
  • Devrim Erbil, painter
  • Hüseyin Arıkan Özkan, sculptor
  • Sadi Diren, ceramic art


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