List of Famous people born in Nicosia District, Cyprus

Angela Bowie

First Name Angela
Last Name Bowie
Born on September 25, 1949 (age 74)

Angela Bowie is an American model, actress and journalist who, along with her ex-husband David Bowie, influenced the glam rock culture and fashion of the 1970s.

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Michael Bisping

First Name Michael
Last Name Bisping
Born on February 28, 1979 (age 45)
Height 184 cm | 6'0

Michael Bisping is an English sports analyst, actor, commentator and retired mixed martial artist, who competed in the Middleweight division of the UFC. A professional competitor since 2004, he is a former UFC Middleweight Champion, a former Cage Rage Light Heavyweight Champion and The Ultimate Fighter 3 Light Heavyweight tournament winner. At UFC 78, he became the first British fighter to compete in a UFC main event. At UFC 199, he became the first British fighter to win a UFC Championship and he remains the sole British winner of a UFC title. He was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame on 5 July 2019.

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Μελανί Γεωργιάδης
Born on July 25, 1980 (age 43)

Mélanie Georgiades, better known by her stage name Diam's, is a French rapper and singer of Greek Cypriot origin.

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Erden Eruç

First Name Erden
Last Name Eruç
Born on July 14, 1961 (age 62)

Erden Eruç is a Turkish-American adventurer who became the first person in history to complete an entirely solo and entirely human-powered circumnavigation of the Earth on 21 July 2012 in Bodega Bay, California, United States. The journey had started from Bodega Bay a little more than five years earlier on 10 July 2007. The modes of transport included a rowboat to cross the oceans, a sea kayak for shorelines, a bicycle on the roads and hiking on trails, along with canoes for a few river crossings. The route he followed was 66,299 km (41,196 mi) long, crossed the equator twice and all lines of longitude, and passed over twelve pairs of antipodal points, meeting all the requirements for a true circumnavigation of the globe. Guinness World Records has officially recognized Eruç for the "First solo circumnavigation of the globe using human power" on a journey that lasted 5 years 11 days 12 hours and 22 minutes.

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Ersin Tatar

First Name Ersin
Last Name Tatar
Born on November 30, 1959 (age 64)

Ersin Tatar is a Turkish Cypriot politician, and the current President of Northern Cyprus. He became the Prime Minister of Northern Cyprus following the collapse of the coalition government of Tufan Erhürman in May 2019 and served until his own election as President. He is also the leader of the National Unity Party (UBP) and served as Leader of the Opposition.

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Dimitris Syllouris

First Name Dimitris
Born on July 27, 1953 (age 70)

Demetris Syllouris is a Greek-Cypriot politician. He is the former president of the Cypriot parliament and was the leader of the European Party between 2005 and 2016.

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Born on June 15, 1984 (age 39)

Buray Hoşsöz is a Cypriot-Turkish pop singer.

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Stella Kyriakides

First Name Stella
Last Name Kyriakides
Born on March 10, 1956 (age 68)

Stella Kyriakides is a Cypriot psychologist and politician of the conservative Democratic Rally party who has been serving as European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety since 2019. She served as the first Cypriot national and third woman President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

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Serdar Denktaş

First Name Serdar
Last Name Denktaş
Born on January 1, 1959 (age 65)

Serdar Denktaş is son of Rauf Denktaş, the former President of the de facto Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

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Tufan Erhürman

First Name Tufan
Last Name Erhürman
Born on November 30, 1969 (age 54)

Tufan Erhürman is a Turkish Cypriot academic, lawyer, diplomat and a former Prime Minister of Northern Cyprus. A scholar in public law by profession, he served in the negotiations to solve the Cyprus dispute between 2008 and 2010. He previously worked for the Ministry of Justice of Turkey between 1999 and 2004 and worked for the establishment of the position of ombudsman in Turkey. He is the current leader of Republican Turkish Party. He held the office of Prime Minister beginning January 2018 as the leader of a four-party coalition. The coalition government resigned on 9 May 2019, with Erhürman continuing as Prime Minister until the office was taken over by Ersin Tatar on 22 May 2019.

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