Seyhan Soylu

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Seyhan Soylu is a well-known figure in Turkey, a high-profile trans woman[1] and media figure who has ventured into politics several times.


Seyhan Soylu was born in Istanbul in 1973.[2]

In 2007, she put herself forward to stand as a candidate for the Democratic Left Party in the Turkish parliament.[2] In 2008 she was arrested as part of ongoing investigations into the Ergenekon scandal.[3] In 2018 she put herself forward to stand as a candidate for the Felicity Party.[4]

Until 2012 she was director of the Turkish television channel Kanal T, where she was involved in the controversial program Penitents Compete.[5]

In 2015 the television channel she was running at the time, tr:Business Channel Türk, lost its broadcasting licence.[6]


  1. ^ "Milliyet Gazete Arşivi". Milliyet. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Seyhan Soylu Kimdir?". Hürriyet. 18 September 2008. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Sisi olarak tanınan Seyhan Soylu'dan çarpıcı açıklamalar: Fetullah Gülen bacaklarımı okşadı". Gerçek Gündem. 26 July 2019. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Sisi Saadet Partisi'nden aday adayı oldu! Niyeti ne?." InternetHaber. 15 May 2018. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  5. ^ "SEYHAN SOYLU'DAN KANAL T'YE VEDA". Medyatava. 25 September 2012. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Seyhan Soylu'nun kanalına icra takibi". Hürriyet. 17 May 2016. Retrieved 12 September 2019.

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