Haşim Kılıç

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Haşim Kılıç
President of Turkish Constitutional Court
In office
22 October 2007 – 10 February 2015
Preceded by Tülay Tuğcu
Succeeded by Zühtü Arslan
President of the Constitutional Court
In office
7 December 1999 – 22 October 2007
Succeeded by Osman Alifeyyaz Aksüt
Personal details
Born (1950-03-13) March 13, 1950 (age 68)
Çiçekdağı, Kırşehir, Turkey

Haşim Kılıç (pronounced [haʃim ˈkɯɫɯtʃ]; born 13 March 1950, in Çiçekdağı, Kırşehir) was a high-ranked judge and the President of the Constitutional Court of Turkey from 22 October 2007 until 10 February 2015.

Kılıç was born in Hacı Hasanlı village of Çiçekdağı district of the Kırşehir Province in Turkey. In 1968 he attended Eskişehir Academy of Economics and Commerce and graduated in 1972. Between 1974 and 1985, he served as a financial auditor at the Court of Auditors of Turkey, which is a high judicial body according to the Constitution of Turkey. He was elected as a member of the Board of the Court of Auditors of Turkey, a position he held five years long.

On 7 December 1990, he was appointed as a judge of the Constitutional Court by Turgut Özal, then President of the Republic of Turkey. On 7 December 1999 and 7 December 2003, he was elected twice as the deputy president of the court. On February 10, 2015, he announced his retirement, a month ahead of schedule, after a series of public confrontations between himself and top government officials. He was succeeded by Zühtü Arslan.[1]

He is married to Gönül Kılıç. The couple has four children.[2]


  1. ^ "Turkish courts being turned into 'revenge' instruments says outgoing top judge". The Guardian. 11 February 2015. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
  2. ^ Who is who kimkimdir.gen.tr (in Turkish)

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Tülay Tuğcu
President of the Constitutional Court of Turkey
October 22, 2007 - February 10, 2015
Succeeded by
Zühtü Arslan