Two new species of Centaurea L. (Asteraceae) from Turkey are described and illustrated. Centaurea cankiriense A. Duran & H. Duman (sect. Cheirolepis (Boiss.) O.Hoffm.) is restricted to the steppes of Dumanli Dag (A4: Atkaracalar-Cankin). Centaurea antalyense H. Duman & A. Duran (sect. Phalolepis (Cass.) DC.) occurs in forest and macchia in the south of Akseki district (C3: Antalya).