Nursel Aydoğan

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Nursel Aydoğan
Member of the Grand National Assembly
Assumed office
12 June 2011
Constituency Diyarbakır (2011, June 2015, Nov 2015)
Personal details
Born (1958-11-17) November 17, 1958 (age 58)
Diyarbakır, Turkey
Political party Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP)
Other political
Peace and Democracy Party (2011-14)
Alma mater Hacettepe University
Occupation Politician

Nursel Aydoğan (born 17 November 1958, Yenişehir, Bursa, Turkey), is a Turkish politician of the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP), currently MP for Diyarbakir.[1]

In 1983 she graduated from Hacettepe University department of food engineering. Since then she has worked as a food engineer.

She became active in human rights groups and politics and in 2003 was spokeswoman for the Federation of Associations of Families of Detainees and Convicts for Cooperation (TUAD-FED) [2] Three years later she is quoted as the Chairman of TUAD-FED. [3]

She is a founder member of the Peace and Democracy Party. In the June 2011 General election, running as an independent candidate, she was elected to the Turkish Parliament as MP for Diyarbakir with 10,24% of the vote. [4] She subsequently joined the BDP party in the Parliament.

In October 2011, she was charged with making propaganda for a terrorist organization. The chief prosecutor asked for a 72-year prison sentence. [5] [6] [7]

In the November 2015 election she became a member of parliament for the HDP in the province Diyabakir.


  1. ^ "Nursel AYDOĞAN". Turkish Parliament. 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-14. 
  2. ^ "Ocalan is not an ordinary prisoner". People from Kurdistan and Kurds around the world. 2003-01-17. Retrieved 2011-10-14. 
  3. ^ "Turkey: Thousands of Kurds had begun to march in Amed-Diyarbakir". Kurd Net. 2006-03-28. Retrieved 2011-10-14. 
  4. ^ "2011 Turkish election results". Dimpool. 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-14. 
  5. ^ "150 ans de prison pour trois députées kurdes dont Leyla Zana". Le Post. 2011-10-13. Retrieved 2011-10-14. 
  6. ^ "BDP'li deputies Leyla Zana, was sued for Nursel Aydogan and Aysel Tuğluk". Haber Monitor. 2011-10-12. Retrieved 2011-10-14. 
  7. ^ "Three Kurdish deputies to be tried". Hurriyet Daily News. 2011-10-12. Retrieved 2011-10-14. 

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