Speaker of the Grand National Assembly

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Speaker of the Grand National Assembly
Türkiye Büyük Millet Meclisi Başkanı
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Mustafa Şentop (2019-04-07).jpg
Incumbent
Mustafa Şentop

since 24 February 2019
StyleThe Right Honourable
AppointerGrand National Assembly of Turkey
Term length3, then 2 years, renewable
Inaugural holderMustafa Kemal Atatürk
Formation23 April 1920
Websitewww.tbmm.gov.tr
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This article lists the Speakers of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey. The name of the parliament of the Republic of Turkey, originally and currently the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (Turkish: Türkiye Büyük Millet Meclisi) since its establishment on 23 April 1920, has for short periods been changed.

A Senate also existed besides the National Assembly between 1960 and 1980.

List of Speakers[edit]

No. Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Term of Office Political Party
Grand National Assembly
1 Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
(1881–1938)
Müşir Gazi Mustafa Kemal Paşa, Balıkesir, 1923.png 24 April 1920 29 October 1923 Republican People's Party
2 Fethi Okyar
(1880–1943)
Ali Fethi Okyar.jpg 1 November 1923 22 November 1924 Republican People's Party
3 Kâzım Özalp
(1882–1968)
Özalp.jpg 26 November 1924 1 March 1935 Republican People's Party
4 Abdülhalik Renda
(1881–1957)
TBMM Başkanı Abdülhalik Renda.jpg 1 March 1935 5 August 1946 Republican People's Party
5 Kâzım Karabekir
(1882–1948)
Musa Kâzım Karabekir.jpg 5 August 1946 26 January 1948 Republican People's Party
6 Ali Fuat Cebesoy
(1882–1968)
Ali Fuat Cebesoy.jpg 30 January 1948 1 November 1948 Republican People's Party
7 Şükrü Saracoğlu
(1887–1953)
Mehmet Şükrü Saracoğlu.jpg 1 November 1948 22 May 1950 Republican People's Party
8 Refik Koraltan
(1890–1974)
Refik Koraltan.jpg 22 May 1950 27 May 1960 Democrat Party
Constituent Assembly
- Kâzım Orbay
(1886–1964)
Mehmet Kazim Orbay.jpg 9 January 1961 26 October 1961 Independent
National Assembly
9 Fuat Sirmen
(1899–1981)
Fuat Sirmen.jpg 1 November 1961 10 October 1965 Republican People's Party
10 Ferruh Bozbeyli
(1927–2019)
No image.png 22 October 1965 1 November 1970 Justice Party
11 Sabit Osman Avcı
(1921–2009)
No image.png 26 November 1970 14 October 1973 Justice Party
12 Kemal Güven
(1921–2013)
No image.png 18 December 1973 5 June 1977 Republican People's Party
13 Cahit Karakaş
(1928–)
No image.png 17 November 1977 12 September 1980 Republican People's Party
Consultative Assembly
- Sadi Irmak
(1904–1990)
No image.png 27 October 1981 4 December 1983 Independent
Grand National Assembly
14 Necmettin Karaduman
(1927–2017)
No image.png 4 December 1983 29 November 1987 Motherland Party
15 Yıldırım Akbulut
(1935–)
Yildirim Akbulut (1988).jpg 24 December 1987 9 November 1989 Motherland Party
16 İsmet Kaya Erdem
(1928–)
No image.png 21 November 1989 20 October 1991 Motherland Party
17 Hüsamettin Cindoruk
(1933–)
Hüsamettin Cindoruk.jpg 16 November 1991 1 October 1995 True Path Party
18 İsmet Sezgin
(1928–2016)
İsmet Sezgin.jpg 18 October 1995 24 December 1995 True Path Party
19 Mustafa Kalemli
(1943–)
No image.png 25 January 1996 30 September 1997 Motherland Party
20 Hikmet Çetin
(1937–)
Hikmet Çetin.jpg 16 October 1997 18 April 1999 Republican People's Party
(15) Yıldırım Akbulut
(1935–)
Yildirim Akbulut (1988).jpg 20 May 1999 30 September 2000 Motherland Party
21 Ömer İzgi
(1940–)
No image.png 18 October 2000 3 November 2002 Nationalist Movement Party
22 Bülent Arınç
(1948–)
Bulent Arinc 2014.jpg 19 November 2002 9 August 2007 Justice and Development Party
23 Köksal Toptan
(1943–)
Köksal Toptan.jpg 9 August 2007 9 August 2009 Justice and Development Party
24 Mehmet Ali Şahin
(1950–)
Mehmet Ali Sahin.jpg 9 August 2009 4 July 2011 Justice and Development Party
25 Cemil Çiçek
(1946–)
Cemil Çiçek Senate of Poland 01.JPG 4 July 2011 7 June 2015 Justice and Development Party
26 İsmet Yılmaz
(1961–)
İsmet Yılmaz.jpg 1 July 2015 1 November 2015 Justice and Development Party
27 İsmail Kahraman
(1940–)
MeclisBaskani.jpg 22 November 2015 7 July 2018 Justice and Development Party
28 Binali Yıldırım
(1955–)
Portrait of Binali Yıldırım (cropped).jpg 12 July 2018 18 February 2019 Justice and Development Party
29 Mustafa Şentop
(1968–)
Mustafa Şentop (2019-04-07).jpg 24 February 2019 Incumbent Justice and Development Party

See also[edit]

The Speaker's chair in Parliament

References[edit]