Hayrünnisa Gül

Hayrünnisa Gül
First Lady of Turkey
In office
August 28, 2007  August 28, 2014
Preceded by Semra Sezer
Succeeded by Emine Erdoğan
Personal details
Born Hayrünnisa Özyurt
(1964-08-18) August 18, 1964
Istanbul, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Spouse(s) Abdullah Gül (m. 1980)
Children Ahmed Münir, Mehmed Emre and Kübra
Religion Sunni Islam

Hayrünnisa Gül (pronounced [ˌhajɾyˈnisa ˈɟyl]; née Özyurt, born August 18, 1964 in İstanbul)[1] was the 11th First Lady of Turkey,[2] as the wife of Abdullah Gül.

First lady of Turkey

On October 7, 2010, Gül became the first First Lady to address the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on issues faced by children and women.[3]

Gül has also publicly spoken out against the imposition of the head scarf in Islamic countries upon young females who cannot make judgment for themselves.[4]

After seven years, on August 28, 2014, she left her office as first lady when Recep Tayyip Erdoğan became president.[5] Afterward, she publicly responded to criticism in regards to her husband, saying she would start a "real intifada."[6]


Gül has two sons, Ahmed Münir and Mehmed Emre, and one daughter, Kübra.[7]


This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 11/17/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.