Dilhan Eryurt (1926-2012)

She was born in İzmir, 1926. Finishing Ankara Girls High School, she enrolled to the Department of Mathematics and Astronomy at Istanbul University. She then started to work as an assistant at University of Ankara and then completed her PhD on Astrophysics in 1953. She Continue Reading

Muazzez İlmiye Çığ (1914)

She was born in 1914 in Bursa, Turkey. In 1936, she got enrolled in to Ankara University Faculty of Language, History and Geography. In the faculty, she took classes like Language and Culture of Hittite; Sumerian and Acadian Languages and Mesopotamian Culture. After graduating in Continue Reading

Şirin Tekeli (1944-2017)

She was born in Ankara in 1944. She finished her secondary education in Ankara Girls’ High School. Between the years of 1961-1963, she learned French in Paris and got enrolled in Law Faculty, but then continued her studies in Lausanne Switzerland on Political Science. Until Continue Reading

Halide Edip (1884-1964)

Halide Edip was born in 1882. She became one of the symbols of independent Turkish women in Independence War period and the early modernist period in Turkey. In 1893, she started studying at Uskudar American Girls’ College. She was very fluent in English and her Continue Reading

Hayriye Yenisoy (Hayrie Memova-Suleymanova) (1934-2018)

She was born on 1934 in the town of Crichim, Plovdiv district. She graduated Turkish Philology from Sofia University (it was the first course in this specialty whose alumni graduated in 1956, among them H. Memova) and then Bulgarian Philology. At first she worked at Continue Reading