Ayşe Sucu

Araştırmacı Yazar, İlahiyatçı, Gazeteci

21 Nisan, 1959
Eğitim Enstitüsü ve İlahiyat Fakültesi

Theologist, journalist, and author.

Date&place of birth: April 21, 1959, Ankara

Graduated from primary school and junior high scholl in Ankara.

In 1977 graduated from Ankara Imam-Hatip High School.

In 1981 graduated from the Department of Turkish-Literature of Training Institute.

In 2004 graduated from the Faculty of Theology.

In 1977 started her career in the Turkish Directorate of Religious Affairs.

Between 1992 and 1996 worked as literature teacher in the Central Imam-Hatip Highschool of Ankara.

Between 1994 and 1996 conducted women studies on an individual basis.

In 1996 transferred her work to Turkish Religious Foundation (Türkiye Diyanet Vakfı-TDV) and founded the Department of Women’s Branch of Turkish Religious Foundation (Türkiye Diyanet Vakfı Kadın Kolları Başkanlığı) (In the forthcoming days it was named as the Centre for Women Activities).

In 1998 founded TDV Cultural Centre of Incesu (TDV İncesu Kültür Merkezi).

Between 1996 and 2010 had been the director of the Department of Women’s Branch of Turkish Religious Foundation and the chairman of the executive board.

In 1998 was the first women in Turkey who took the title of religious services specialist in Turkish Religious Foundation.

In 1999 was again the first women in Turkey who took the title of education specialist in Turkish Religious Foundation.

Between 1997 and 2000 prepared and presented TV programs on religion on Flash TV, in 2001 on TRT, and in 2012 on Halk Haber TV.

Between 2000 and 2004 served as Delegate of Turkey for Women of the Turkish World of the Balkans.

In 2000 investigated the suicide events of young girls and women in Batman and its surroundings. Prepared a report on the issue and presented to the Turkish Religious Foundation and to the Ministry of Interior Affiairs.

Between 2005 and 2011 studied Islamic Law, the method of Islamic Law and Kalam with Prof. Saim Yeprem and also completed her education on Koran (ashara-taqrb and taʿlīm) in TDV.

Between 2000 and 2011 had been a member of the Human Rights Commision of Prime Minister’s County of Altındağ. 

Participated in various conferences held in the Balkans, Turkish republics, Islamic countries, in various countries of Europe and the United States on such issiues as problems of women, on religion, culture and morals, on modernization and Islam.

Has four published books and also has many articles which have been published on Turktime.com, Ulus and Sabah, and also on two local newspapers.


At present:

Is member of the Executive Board of the Institue of 21st Century Turkey

Is the director of the Studies of Ethics of Civilization and Faith.

Is member of the Board of High Consultation of ANKAFOR.


Has been a columnist in the Sozcu since 2011 up until now. She is married with Hikmet Sucu (1981-) and is the mother of Dr. Dt. Zerrin Kübra Sucu and Buğra Sucu.  




Religion and Woman (2005)

Piety is Being Human (2011)

So-called Piety and Eclipse of Reason (2014)

The Realities of Political Islam (2017)


The books edited by her:


Women in the Light of Islam (Türkiye Diyanet Vakfı Yayınları - Ankara 1998)

Youth and Religion (Türkiye Diyanet Vakfı Yayınları - Ankara-1998)

Prophet Mohammad as Husband ( Türkiye Diyanet Vakfı Yayınları)

Islam, Woman and Society ( Türkiye Diyanet Vakfı Yayınları Mart - 2008).


REFERENCE: Ayşe Sucu: Başörtüsü farz değil (tevhidhaber.com, 26.11.2013), İlahiyatçı Ayşe Sucu'dan Diyanet İşleri Başkanı'na: Keşke Fransız İhtilali'ni araştırsaydı (t24.com.tr, 15 Aralık 2015), Ayşe Sucu: Diyanet sorun haline geldi (abcgazetesi.com, 08.01.2016), Bilgi Teyidi (2017).


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