These 21 men have become the high-profiles of 21st century with their confidence in themselves. They have built up their self-confidence upon their knowledge in their occupations and upon thought, technology and a flexible approach.
With the industrial revolution and all the technological develeopments, last century was really a brilliant period. With the inventions following one another other we’ve come to the point of cloning sheep. But two world wars in the same century have shed shadows upon all the brightness. In fact we need to be careful with the 21st century, too. We have to believe that Information Revolution will help us recover the side-effects of the Industrial Revolution forcing man to become a part of the machine and lose his human character. We are in the Information Age now, and its impossible to hinder information. Thus, borders have began dissappearing. We had imagined the sky of the 21st century with flying cars when we were children. It was an unattainable dream. But then suddenly we found ourselves in the middle of it. The people of the 21st century are not super-heros flying from one star to the other, they are us ; they are among us! They all have hopes. Some of them are just starting the journey, some of them are willing to share what they have got till now with those stepping into the journey. That is the most important of all: the human creativity…
Here are a few comments about some of Turkey’s shining stars of the 21st century:
Fahir Atakoglu, Musician: He has proved to be an international professional with his awarded works. He is working on his new album which will be released in America.
Çetin Altan, Journalist: Writing for 50 years. He has 4 novels, 1 story, 1 alphabet, 8 plays, 8 essays, 1 satire, 2 travel books, 2 memoirs, 3 research books, 4 books of political essays, 4 portraits, interviews and lots of articles.
Atil Kutoglu, Fashion Designer: Making dresses for the women of European aristocracy. His creations are displayed in Düsseldorf, Milano, Paris, New York. Ugur Polat, Actor: He has a theater background. He have performed in various Turkish movies. His performance in the Turkish movie, “Salkim Hanimin Taneleri” has been awarded with “Golden Apple” in Antalya Film Festival.
Ugur Polat, Actor: He has a theater background. He have performed in various Turkish movies. His performance in the Turkish movie, “Salkim Hanimin Taneleri” has been awarded with “Golden Apple” in Antalya Film Festival.
Serdar Erener, Advertiser: The naughty boy of the advertising world. He affects people with his awarded works which convey messages through local and global values combined together. He is a member of the brain-team in the advertising company, Young and Rubicam.
Yilmaz Arguden, Businessman: He is a representative of the young Turkish businessman generation, supporting innovation through global thinking and contemprory visions, interacting with the international circles of businessmen and intellectuals. Dr. Yilmaz Argüden is the Chairman of Board in Turkish Society for Quality (KalDer), and he is among the 100 Global Leaders For Tomorrow chosen by World Economic Forum in 1999.
Eser Taskiran, Mehmet Y. Yilmaz, Erkan Mumcu, Okan Bayülgen, Volkan Isik, Ali Middili, Ozan Korkut, Cengiz Ultav,Akdogan Özkan, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Emir Uras, Hasan Hüseyin, Ali Zirh, Babur Özden are the rest of the names among the 21 shining stars of the 21st century.