Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
Turkey Parties

Also see Turkey Ministers

1970-80-? Leader of the Turkey's Worker's Party Benice Boran

1985-87 Chairperson of the Democratic Left Party (Demokratik Sol Parti, DSP) Rahşan Ecevit
1987-2006 Secretary General, Vice-President and Co-Leader of the party
When her husband, Bülent Ecevit (1925-2006), was in prison and deprived of his political rights and his party banned in 1985, she set up the new party and lead it until he took over in 1987. He was Prime Minister 1974, 1977, 1978-79 and 1999-2002. In 2002 he became very ill, and was surrounded by his wife and advisors in the Prime Ministerial residence. (b. 1923-).

1991-? Deputy Leader of Milliyetci Calisma Partisi (National Party) Ayzel Izgi

1991-? Chairperson of ANAP (Motherland's Party) in Istanbul Semra Özal
Wife of President Özal.

1993-2002 Chairperson of DYP (Right Path's Party) Tansu Çiller
She was Premier Minister 1993-97. In 2003 the Party did not enter Parliament in spite of vinning
9.6% of the votes.

1995-96 Secretary General of ANAP Imren Aykut
A number of Ministerial Posts for the Motherland's Party

2002-? Leader of the Communal Democrat Party (TDP) Sema Piskinsut
Until 2002 MP for the Leftwing Party.

2003-05 Chairperson of ANAP Nesrin Nas
MP 1999-2003, when the Motherland's party did not enter parliament in spite of winning
5,1% of the vote. The party merged with the True Path Party in 2005.

2005- Co-Leader of the Democratic Society Party Aysel Tuğluk


2008-2011 Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group of Democratic Society Party (DTP) Emine Ayna
Former Deputy Group Leader and Acting Leader. The party represents the Kurdish Minotirty

2014- Co-Leader of People' Democratic Party (HDP) Figen Yüksekdağ Şenoğlu
MP from 2015. (b. 1971-)..

 

Last update 06.11.16