Ayşenur İslam

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Ayşenur İslam
Minister of Family and Social Policy
In office
25 December 2013 28 August 2015
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Ahmet Davutoğlu
Preceded by Fatma Şahin
Succeeded by Ayşen Gürcan
Member of the Grand National Assembly
In office
12 June 2011 1 November 2015
Constituency Sakarya (2011, June 2015)
Personal details
BornAyşenur Külahlıoğlu
(1958-01-16) 16 January 1958 (age 60)
Üsküdar, Istanbul, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Political party Justice and Development Party (AKP)
Spouse(s) Bahadır İslam
Children 1
Education Chemical engineering
Alma mater
Occupation Politician, university lecturer

Ayşenur İslam (born Külahlıoğlu; born 16 January 1958) is a Turkish university lecturer and politician. On 25 December 2013, she was appointed as the Minister of Family and Social Policy in the third cabinet of Erdoğan and served until 28 August 2015.

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Personal life

She was born to Mehmet İslam and his wife Cahide on 16 January 1958 in Üsküdar, Istanbul. She studied Turkish literature at Ankara University and earned a master's degree at the same university. She received her PhD from Gazi University. [1] [2] [3]

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In 2005, she became an associate professor. İslam worked as a lecturer at Ankara University, Kırıkkale University, and Başkent University. [1] [3] She is author of ten books and around 40 publications. [2]

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She is the daughter-in-law of Nadir Latif İslam, a former deputy from the Justice Party (AP), who is also the father-in-law of Merve Kavakçı. Her husband Bahadır İslam is a physician, who volunteers in relief organizations. He was on board the MV Mavi Marmara, which was involved in the Gaza flotilla raid in 2010. [4]

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İslam has one child. [1] [3] [4]

Political career

She entered politics through the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), and was elected into the Grand National Assembly of Turkey in the 2011 general election as an MP from Sakarya Province. [4]

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On 26 December 2013, she assumed office as the Minister of Family and Social Policy, succeeding Fatma Şahin during Erdoğan's cabinet reshuffle with ten new names that was announced the day before, on 25 December, following the 2013 corruption scandal in Turkey. [1] [5] [6] [7] [8]

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It was reported that President Abdullah Gül played also a role for her entry into the cabinet. During her civil servant time, she had worked together with the President's secretary general Mustafa İsen. She is a capacity in social policies. [6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Fatma Şahin
Minister of Family and Social Policy
26 December 2013 28 August 2015
Succeeded by
Ayşen Gürcan