Aylin Nazlıaka

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Member of the Grand National Assembly
In office
12 June 2011 7 July 2018
Constituency Ankara (I) (2011, June 2015, Nov 2015)
Personal details
Born (1968-12-03) December 3, 1968 (age 50)
Ankara, Turkey
Political partyIndependent (2016-)
Other political
Republican People's Party (CHP) (until 2016)
OccupationPolitician, Economist

Aylin Nazlıaka (*1968 in Ankara) is a Turkish politician.


Education & Professional Career

She holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the Middle East Technical University. She completed “Emerging Leaders” programme at Harvard Kennedy School in the USA. She started her career at private sector. At the age of 24, she decided to establish her own company, named HRM Consulting. The firm has become one of the most reputable human resources consultancy companies in Turkey. She became one of the leading names of Turkey in the scope of management and human resources. In addition to HRM Consulting, she became the partner of an international human resources company in 2008, which has offices in 52 countries.

Middle East Technical University university

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Aylin Nazlıaka is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences. She has many articles published in journals. She gave lectures about Human Resources Management at Bilkent University. She is the Advisory Board Member of Endeavor Turkey.

Bilkent University university in Turkey

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Member of Parliament

Thanks to a proposal made by Republican People’s Party (CHP), she entered politics that has always taken her great interest and selected as the member of Party Assembly in 2010. In the elections of 2011, she has been selected as the Deputy of Ankara. Besides, she is the member of EU Harmonization and Turkey-EU Joint Parliamentary Committee at Grand National Assembly of Turkey. Nazlıaka won the pre-elections and once more she became the Member of Parliament for Ankara. Aylin Nazlıaka is the architect of the CHP’s “Plus for the Youth” project which aims to create equal opportunity for unemployed young people. Awards won include “Business Women of the Year Award”, 2001; “Middle East Technical University Honor Award”, 2002; “Young Business Women of the Year Award”, 2008; “Awards For People Touching Lives”,2012; “Member of Parliament of the Year Award”, 2012; “Women’s Platform Award”, 2012; “Member of Parliament of the Year Award”, 2013; “Politician of the Year Award”, 2013 and “Politician of the Year Award”, 2014. She is married with two children.

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In 2015 she claimed that, a CHP PM put down Atatürk's portrait from his office. Later he was identified as CHP Ankara PM Necati Yılmaz  [ tr ], whom she never publicly disclosed. She couldn't prove her claims, and resulted with a slander claim against her. [1] The discipline committee decided to expel her with 8 against 7 votes in 4 March 2016. [2]

On 19 January 2017 she handcuffed herself to the podium, causing the first female fight in the TBMM. [3] [4]

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  1. "Aylin Nazlıaka CHP'den ihraç edildi" (in Turkish). Milliyet . Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  2. "CHP discharges Ankara deputy Aylin Nazlıaka over inter-party Atatürk portrait spat". Daily Sabah . Retrieved 4 March 2016..
  3. "Unchain my vote: Handcuffs and sexism in Parliament".
  4. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2663465/president-erdogan-protest-turkish-mp-brawl/