10th Parliament of Turkey

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The 10th Grand National Assembly of Turkey existed from 2 May 1954 to 1 November 1957. [1] There were 541 MPs in the parliament. While The Democrat Party (DP) won wast majority, the opposition was represented by the Republican People’s Party (CHP) with 30 seats, the Republican Nation Party with 5 seats and 7 Independents.[2] In 1955 a new party (Liberty Party) was also founded.

Main parliamentary milestones[edit]

Some of the important events in the history of the parliament are the following:[3]

  • 14 May 1954 – Celal Bayar was elected as the President of Turkey for the second time
  • 17 May 1954 – Adnan Menderes formed the 21st government of Turkey
  • 30 May 1954 – Law 6429 Kırşehir Province was abolished (In the 1954 elections Kırşehir citizend had voted for CMP)
  • 22 May 1955 – Polemics in the parliament between DP and CHP
  • 12 September 1955 – Martial law as a result of 6-7 September demonstrations
  • 15 October 1955 – A group of MPs were expelled from DP because of their support to "right to prove" in media.
  • 8 December – Adnan Menderes formed 22nd government of Turkey
  • 29 December 1955 – Liberty Party was founded by ex DP MPs.
  • 1 July 1957 – Law 7001: Kırşehir Province was reestablished
  • 27 October 1957 – General Elections

References[edit]

  1. ^ Parliament page Archived 2015-12-09 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Election page
  3. ^ Türkiye'nin 75 Yılı; Tempo Yayıncılık, İstanbul
Preceded by
9th Parliament of Turkey
10th Parliament of Turkey
Refik Koraltan

2 May 1954-1 November 1957
Succeeded by
11th Parliament of Turkey