|She was born in 1974 in Antalya. After completing her pre-university
education in the same town, Gul enrolled in to Marmara University. She
was studying in the Communications faculty which was part of the journalism
Gul was not allowed to enter for her examinations , because she refused
to remove her Islamic dress (hijab). She was therefore prevented from finishing
She is a writer for Selam, an Islamic newspaper based in Istanbul. In
May 1996, at age 21 with a six month old baby, Gul was arrested after visiting
her husband Tamer in prison. He is also being held for his Islamic
beliefs. Her first court hearing started 5 months after her arrest in Izmir.
She still hasn't been found guilty of a crime, and a court case proceeds
against her, three years after her detention.