Emine Erdoğan became the First Lady of Turkey as the wife of Turkey’s 12th president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. She has been associated with social initiatives, especially those related to women’s issues, mothers, girls, and environmental concerns. She has also been awarded for her work for flood relief in Pakistan.
Turkish economist Tansu Çiller has been Turkey’s 22nd prime minister and the only woman to hold the post. The True Path Party politician has also been Turkey’s minister of state and of foreign affairs, and the deputy minister of the country. She also became Turkey’s youngest full professor.
Mahinur Ozdemir is a Belgian politician who became the first woman to wear hijab or headscarf in a Belgian parliamentary assembly. She did this on 7 June 2009 when she was elected as member of the Parliament of the Brussels-Capital Region. Mahinur Ozdemir is also actively involved with many NGOs in Schaerbeek.