Who is Sabiha Gokcen?

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Gökçen (1913-2001) was the world’s first female fighter pilot and was also one of Atatürk’s adopted children. She was educated in Russia and at the Turkish Air Force Academy to become a military pilot. She flew over all around the world for a period of 28 years until 1964. What makes her so important for Turkey is that she is a symbol of the modern Turkish woman. Sabiha Gökçen Airport in Istanbul was named after her.


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Irmak Pınar

Studies Political Science at Bosphorus University. Bibliophile, who reads pretty much anything. Trying to be a tech-geek nowadays. @sonranoldu

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