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Aysel Gürel was born in Denizli in 1929, during the ascendant period after the founding of the Republic. Her father,  Ali Rıza Bey, was a respected judge. As a child, she grew up attending numerous events and balls. Her mother, midwife Kamile Kezban, was a woman of the Republic. While Ali Rıza Bey was employed in Denizli, she was one of the first women to take off the veil, that was forcibly put on Turkish women and set an example for other women. Aysel was growing up in a big house with a huge library and classical music. With the assigning of Ali Rıza Bey to Trabzon, the period that would shape the life of Aysel Gürel had started.

The bright ideas that emerged with the Republic began to spread, but it took time to be accepted throughout the country. Aysel Gürel was growing up in Trabzon, where young girls, who were overwhelmed by the pressure of the neighbourhood, had the habit of putting an end to their lives by holding hands in the moonlight, swimming in their clothes, leaving themselves to tidal currents (strong sea currents). She also acquired the ideas that shaped her whole life and made her human. When she was only fourteen or fifteen years old, she had witnessed many times that many of her friends ended their lives in this way. In the following days at washed ashore; every time she saw the inanimate bodies of her friends, who lined up side by side on the wooden bench, whom long hair hanging from behind, she felt as if she had been "smitten". In the neighbourhood rumours, for a woman who went to the hospital to have her appendicitis or tonsils removed; she could not bear the lie that "she went to have an abortion because she was pregnant." Every night, she saw the faces of her friends, who were slandered and left this world in silence as “virgins".