Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
Republic of Turkey/ Türkiye Çumhuriyeti
(Female suffrage 1934) The territory has had many rulers trough the times, most recently the Ottoman/Osman
/Osmanli Empire which lasted until 1923, when the country became the Turkish Republic

Also see Turkey Heads

1971 Minister of Health Dr. Türkan Akyol
1992-94 State Minister by the Premier Minister responsible for Women's and Family Affairs

1975 Minister of Culture Hayriye Ayşe Nermin Neftçi
Between 1973-75 Vice-President of The Türkiye Büyük Milliet Medisi (Grand National Assembly).

1987-91 Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Imren Aykut
1991 State Minister by Premier Minister (Government Spokesperson)
1996 State Minister by Premier Minister responsible for Women and Family Affairs
1997-99 Minister of Environment
Secretary General of The Motherland Party 1995-97. (b. 1940- )

1991-93 State Minister (Chief Economic Coordinator) Tansu Çiller
1993-96 Premier Minister/Basbakan 
1996-97 Deputy Premier and Minister of Foreign Affairs
Between 1974-83 Assistant Professor, 1983-90 Professor of Economics at Bosphorus University, 1990-93 Deputy Chairperson, 1993- Chairperson of DYP, The True Path Party. On 1.6.97 Premier Minister Erbakan, leader of the Islamic Party resigned in order to led her become Premier, but President Demirel chose Meshut Yilmaz, who managed to form a government among others because of defections from her party. (b. 1946-)

1995 State Minister responsible for Women's and Family Affairs Aysel Baykal

1995-96 State Minister responsible for Women's and Family Affairs İşilay Saygin
1996 Minister of Environment
1996 Minister of Tourism
1996-97 State Minister responsible for Tourism
1997-99 State Minister responsible for Women's and Family Affairs
(b. 1946- )

1996-97 Minister of Interior Meral Akşener
Deputy Chairperson of the parliament, the Türkiye Büyük Millet Meclisi (b. 1956-)

1996 State Minister responsible for Cyprus Affairs Ayfer Yilmaz
1996-97 State Minister (Foreign Trade)

1999-2002 State Minister Melda Bayer

2002 State Minister responsible for Cyprus and for Turkish citizens living abroad Tayyibe Gülek
Former MP for the Democratic Left Party. (b. 1968-)

2002-
05 Minister of Tourism Güldal Akşit
2005 State Minister responsible for Women and Family Affairs
MP for the Islamic Justice and Development Party.

2005-09 State Minister of Family and Women's Affairs Nimet
Çubukçu
2009-11 Minister of Education
MP for the Justice and Development Party (b. 1965-)

2009-11 State Minister responsible for Women's and Family Affairs Selma Aliye Kavaf
MP for the Justice and Development Party. (b. 1962-)

2011-13 Minister of Family and Social Policies Fatma Şahin
Resigned to run for mayor of Gaziantep

2013-15 Minister of Family and Social Policy Ayşenur İslam Aile
MP since 2011.

2015 Minister of Family and Social Policy Ayşen Gürcan
Former academic and Director General of Family and Social Research. The first female minister in Turkey to wear a headscarf.

2015 Minister of European Union Beril Dedeoğlu

2015-16 Minister of Family and Social Policy Sema Ramazanoğlu
MP from 2015

2015-16 Minister of Environment and Urban Planning Fatma Güldemet Sarı
MP from 2015

2016- Minister of Family and Social Policy Fatma Betül Sayan Kaya

 

Last update 28.05.16