"First woman head for Turkey's top court
July 26, 2005
ANKARA -- Members of Turkey's Constitutional Court have for the first time elected a woman judge to chair the country's top tribunal, the Official Gazette announced on Tuesday.
Tulay Tugcu, 63, a career judge, has been a member of the court since 1999.
She explained her election as an indication of 'how egalitarian, secular and democratic the [predominantly male] members of the Constitutional Court are', in remarks published on Tuesday in the large circulation daily Hurriyet. "
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