Serap Yazıcı

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Prof. Dr.
Serap Yazıcı
Born 1963 (age 54–55)
Ankara, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Education Law
Alma mater Ankara University, Law School
Occupation Academic

Serap Yazıcı (born 1963 in Ankara, Turkey) is a Turkish academic of Constitutional Law.[1] She was a member of a committee tasked with drafting a proposal for the new constitution of Turkey.

Early years[edit]

At the age of thirteen, she lost her eyesight in a car accident with her family, at which her mother was killed.[1]

She was educated in the Faculty of Law at Ankara University, and graduated earning a bachelor's degree in 1984. In 1995, Yazıcı completed her postgraduate studies at the same university, and obtained the title Doctor of law.[2]


In 1998, Yazıcı was appointed professor of Constitutional Law in the Faculty of Law at Istanbul Bilgi University, where she served until 2012.[1][3] Currently, she is a faculty member at Istanbul Şehir University.[2]

She was a member of the six-person committee tasked by the then prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan with drafting a proposal for the new constitution of Turkey.

She has been critical of the constitution drafted after the 1980 Turkish coup d'état, saying "In the Turkish judicial system, the number of rulings that were based on the principle of objectivity would most likely be in the minority".[4]


  1. ^ a b c Akman, Nuriye (2009-10-18). "[Röportaj] Prof. Dr. Serap Yazıcı: Görmediğimin farkında değilim". Zaman (in Turkish). Retrieved 2014-11-14. 
  2. ^ a b "Prof. Dr. Serap Yazıcı" (in Turkish). İstanbul Şehir Üniversitesi. Retrieved 2014-11-14. 
  3. ^ Doğani Yonca Poyraz (2010-04-12). "Yazıcı: Constitutional reforms aim at ending juristocracy". Today's Zaman. Retrieved 2014-11-14. 
  4. ^ "TESEV report: Law supreme neither for society nor judiciary". Today's Zaman. 2009-05-13. Retrieved 2014-11-14.