Güldal Akşit

Güldal Akşit (pronounced [ɟyɫdaɫ ˈakʃit]; 23 January 1960 – 3 December 2021) was a Turkish politician and the President of the Parliamentary Commission on Equal Opportunities for Men and Women.[1]

Güldal Akşit


Güldal Akşit was born in Malatya on 23 January 1960.[2] Her father was a politician, Galip Demirel.[2] She attended the Foreign Languages School of Hacettepe University.[2] Then she graduated from Istanbul University's Faculty of Law.[3]

She was elected as a member of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, representing Istanbul, and served from 2002 to 2011.[4] She was the minister of culture and tourism[5] in the cabinet of Abdullah Gül and in the first cabinet of Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Akşit was the head of the AKP women's branch[5] and interested in women's rights.[6]

Akşit was married and had no children.[2] She died from COVID-19 in Ankara on 3 December 2021, amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Turkey. She was 61.[7] She is buried at Karşıyaka Cemetery in Ankara.[8]


  1. ^ "Eski Bakan Güldal Akşit panelde uykuya direnemedi". Milliyet. 7 November 2009. Retrieved 28 November 2010. Eski Devlet Bakanı ve TBMM Kadın ve Erkek Fırsat Eşitliği Komisyonu Başkanı Güldal Akşit [Former state minister and chairman of the Parliamentary Commission on Equal Opportunities for Men and Women Güldal Akşit]
  2. ^ a b c d "Guldak Akşit Kimdir ve Nerelidir?". Haber 7 (in Turkish). 6 December 2020. Retrieved 31 December 2021.
  3. ^ "AK PARTİ". www.akparti.org.tr. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  4. ^ "İstanbul 2007 Genel Seçimi Sonuçları". Yeni Şafak. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  5. ^ a b Culbertson, Shelly (19 April 2016). The Fires of Spring: A Post-Arab Spring Journey Through the Turbulent New Middle East - Turkey, Iraq, Qatar, Jordan, Egypt, and Tunisia. St. Martin's Publishing Group. pp. 105-106. ISBN 978-1-4668-7495-4.
  6. ^ Yavuz, M. Hakan; Yavuz, Assistant Professor Department of Political Science M. Hakan (29 May 2006). The Emergence of a New Turkey: Islam, Democracy, and the AK Parti. University of Utah Press. p. 266. ISBN 978-0-87480-863-6.
  7. ^ "Son dakika! AK Partili Güldal Akşit vefat etti". 3 December 2021. Retrieved 3 December 2021.
  8. ^ "Güldal Akşit son yolculuğuna uğurlandı". Milliyet (in Turkish). 4 December 2020. Retrieved 5 December 2021.

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Political offices
Preceded by Minister of Culture and Tourism
18 November 2002– 14 Mart 2003
Succeeded by