Prof. Celal Sengor

Kitabıstanın Fəxri Vətəndaşı

In 2014 he published the book “The Genius Dictator” about Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.

In 2019 this book has been translated into azerbaijanese and published by Kitabistan. Celal Sengor received the Honorary Citizen of Kitabistan award for his work promoting the importance of science and scientific approaches.


Celal Sengor (born 24 March 1955) is a Turkish geologist. He is currently on the faculty at Istanbul Technical University, Department of Geological Engineering.

After graduating from Robert College, he received his BS (1978), MS (1979) degrees, and Ph.D. degree from the State University of New York, Albany in 1982. He also writes weekly popular science columns in the daily Cumhuriyet.

Professor Şengör is a (foreign) member of The American Philosophical Society, The United States National Academy of Sciences, and The Russian Academy of Sciences. He is the second Turkish prominent professor who is elected as a member by the Russian Academy of Sciences after professor ordinarius Mehmet Fuat Köprülü.

He was decorated with the coveted Gustav-Steinmann-Medaille - the highest distinction of the Geologische Vereinigung e.V.

He is married and has one child.