Ayşe Nazlı Çavuşoğlu
14 November 1944
(m. 1969; died 1993)
(m. 1994; div. 2003)
Nazlı Ilıcak (born Nazlı Çavuşoğlu; 14 November 1944) is a prominent Turkish journalist and writer. She was a deputy of the Virtue Party, elected in the 1999 Turkish general election, losing her seat when the party was banned in 2001.
In 1969, she married to Kemal Ilıcak, publisher of the daily Tercüman. She became mother of two from this marriage. Her husband died in 1993 due to brain-bleeding. Ilıcak remarried one year later to Emin Şirin. Her second marriage ended in 2003 with divorce.
She entered journalism after her father's death in 1972. After working in various posts at Tercüman, she became publisher of the tabloid Bulvar. She later wrote for the newspapers Meydan, Hürriyet, Akşam, Yeni Şafak, Takvim, Sabah and Bugün.
Ilıcak and a dozen other prominent journalists lost their jobs in 2014 because they criticized the government.
Ilıcak was a deputy of the Virtue Party, elected in the 1999 Turkish general election, losing her seat when the party was banned in 2001, and being banned from office for five years. Her case at the European Court of Human Rights, Ilıcak v. Turkey (no. 15394/02), ruled this a violation of her human rights.
Ilicak continued writing anti-government articles defending Fethullah Gulen movement after the December 17/25 incidents in 2013. She was arrested in July 2016 as a part of ongoing purges after 2016 Turkish coup d'état attempt.
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