Türkan Akyol

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Türkân Akyol
Minister of State
In office
June 25, 1993 – October 5, 1995
Serving with Ali Şevki Erek, Nurhan Tekinel, Salih Sümer, Mehmet Gazioğlu, Ahmet Esat Kıratlıoğlu, Mehmet Gölhan, Azimet Köylüoğlu, Aysel Baykal, Mehmet Gülcegün, Ahmet Şanal, Nafiz Kurt, Şükrü Erdem, Ziya Halis, Necmettin Cevheri, Güneş Müftüoğlu, Bahattin Alagöz, İbrahim Tez, Onur Kumbaracıbaşı, Aykon Doğan, Mustafa Çiloğlu, Bekir Sami Daçe, Yıldırım Aktuna, Önay Alpago, Cemil Erhan, Erman Şahin, Ayvaz Gökdemir, Fikri Sağlar, Mehmet Ali Yılmaz, Abdülbaki Ataç, Mehmet Kahraman, Algan Hacaloğlu
Prime Minister Tansu Çiller
Minister of State
In office
February 22, 1992 – June 25, 1993
Serving with Ömer Barutçu, Cavit Çağlar, Erman Şahin, Tansu Çiller, Mehmet Kahraman, Orhan Sefa Kilercioğlu, Gökberk Ergenekon, Ekrem Ceyhun, Mehmet Ali Yılmaz, Mehmet Batallı, Akın Gönen, Şerif Ercan, İbrahim Tez
Prime Minister Süleyman Demirel
Minister of Health and Social Security
In office
March 26, 1971 – December 13, 1971
Prime Minister Nihat Erim
Preceded by Vedat Ali Özkan
Succeeded by Cevdet Aykan
Personal details
Born (1928-10-12) October 12, 1928 (age 86)
Istanbul, Turkey
Citizenship Turkish
Political party Social Democracy Party (SODEP)
Education Medicine
Alma mater Ankara University

Türkân Akyol (born October 12, 1928) is a Turkish politician, physician and academice. She was the first Turkish female government minister,[1] and the first female university rector in Turkey.[2]

Early life[edit]

Türkan Akyol was born on October 12, 1928 in Istanbul. She completed her primary education in various places of Turkey due to her father's profession as a staff officer. She graduated from the Erenköy Girls High School in Istanbul, Turkey, in 1947.[2]

Academic career and politics[edit]

Akyol was educated in Medicine at Ankara University graduating in 1953. She became a physician specialized in pulmonology[3] and pursued an academic career at her alma mater. She became assistant professor in 1965 and full professor in 1970. Between 1959 and 1965, Akyol conducted academic studies in the United States, France and the Netherlands.[2]

On March 25, 1971, she was appointed Minister of Health and Social Security in the cabinet of Nihat Erim, becoming so the first female government minister of Turkey. On December 13 that year, she resigned from her post in the government and returned to the university.[2]

In 1980, Akyol was elected rector of Ankara University, becoming again a first, this time Turkey's first female rector. She served at this post until 1982 when she quit due to disagreements with the Council of Higher Education.[2] She lectured at the university until 1983 when Erdal İnönü invited her to co-found the Social Democracy Party (SODEP). Akyol served the party's deputy chairman.[2]

Türkan Akyol entered the parliament as deputy of Izmir Province following the 1987 general election. She returned to her post as lecturer at the end of the legislative term in 1991.[2] In 1992, she was appointed Minister of State responsible for Woman and Family Affairs in the coalition government of Süleyman Demirel.[2] In 1993, she was appointed minister again in the cabinet of Tansu Çiller, Turkey's first woman prime minister.

Legacy[edit]

There is a hospital in Bursa carrying her name.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Türk kadınının ilkleri". Hürriyet (in Turkish). 1998-10-10. Retrieved 2013-02-08. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Ankara Üniversitesi Rektörleri-Prof. Dr. Türkan Akyol" (in Turkish). Ankara University. Retrieved 2013-02-08. 
  3. ^ "Ankara Tıp'ın Göğüs Hastalıkları Ana Bilim Dalı Yenilendi". Haberler (in Turkish). 2011-07-08. Retrieved 2013-*2-08.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help) |
  4. ^ http://www.bgh.gov.tr/

Sources[edit]

This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Turkish Wikipedia.