Guide to Women in Leadership
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
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
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
Last update 06.11.16