Speaker of the Grand National Assembly

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Speaker of the Grand National Assembly
Büyük Millet Meclis Başkanı
Seal of the Turkish Parliament (Türkiye Büyük Millet Meclisi).svg
Seal of Grand National Assembly
Incumbent
İsmail Kahraman
Justice and Development Party

since November 22, 2015
Style The Right Honourable
Appointer Grand National Assembly of Turkey
Term length 4 years
Inaugural holder Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
Formation 23 April 1920
Website www.tbmm.gov.tr
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Following is a list of Speakers of the Parliament 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.

Acting President[edit]

In the event of a temporary absence of the President of the Republic of Turkey on account of illness, travel abroad or similar circumstances, the speaker of the parliament serves as acting president, and exercises the powers of the state president until the president resumes his functions, and in the event that the presidency falls vacant as a result of death or resignation or for any other reason, until the election of a new president.

List of Speakers[edit]

Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Term of Office Political Party
Grand National Assembly
1 Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
(1881–1938)
Atatürk.jpg 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
House of Representatives
9 Kâzım Orbay
(1886–1964)
Mehmet Kazim Orbay.jpg 9 January 1961 26 October 1961 Independent
National Assembly
10 Fuat Sirmen
(1899–1981)
Fuat Sirmen.jpg 1 November 1961 10 October 1965 Republican People's Party
11 Ferruh Bozbeyli
(1927–)
No image.png 22 October 1965 1 November 1970 Justice Party
12 Sabit Osman Avcı
(1921–2009)
No image.png 26 November 1970 14 October 1973 Justice Party
13 Kemal Güven
(1921–2013)
No image.png 18 December 1973 5 June 1977 Republican People's Party
14 Cahit Karakaş
(1928–)
No image.png 17 November 1977 12 September 1980 Republican People's Party
Consultative Assembly
15 Sadi Irmak
(1904–1990)
No image.png 27 October 1981 4 December 1983 Independent
Grand National Assembly
16 Necmettin Karaduman
(1927–)
No image.png 4 December 1983 29 November 1987 Motherland Party
17 Yıldırım Akbulut
(1935–)
Yildirim Akbulut (1988).jpg 24 December 1987 9 November 1989 Motherland Party
18 İsmet Kaya Erdem
(1928–)
No image.png 21 November 1989 20 October 1991 Motherland Party
19 Hüsamettin Cindoruk
(1933–)
No image.png 16 November 1991 1 October 1995 True Path Party
20 İsmet Sezgin
(1928–)
İsmet Sezgin.jpg 18 October 1995 24 December 1995 True Path Party
21 Mustafa Kalemli
(1943–)
No image.png 25 January 1996 30 September 1997 Motherland Party
22 Hikmet Çetin
(1937–)
Hikmet Çetin.jpg 16 October 1997 18 April 1999 Republican People's Party
(17) Yıldırım Akbulut
(1935–)
Yildirim Akbulut (1988).jpg 20 May 1999 30 September 2000 Motherland Party
23 Ömer İzgi
(1940–)
No image.png 18 October 2000 3 November 2002 Nationalist Movement Party
24 Bülent Arınç
(1948–)
Bulent Arinc 2014.jpg 19 November 2002 9 August 2007 Justice and Development Party
25 Köksal Toptan
(1943–)
Köksal Toptan.jpg 9 August 2007 9 August 2009 Justice and Development Party
26 Mehmet Ali Şahin
(1950–)
Mehmet Ali Sahin.jpg 9 August 2009 4 July 2011 Justice and Development Party
27 Cemil Çiçek
(1946–)
Cemil Çiçek Senate of Poland 01.JPG 4 July 2011 7 June 2015 Justice and Development Party
28 İsmet Yılmaz
(1961–)
İsmet Yılmaz.jpg 1 July 2015 1 November 2015 Justice and Development Party
29 İsmail Kahraman
(1940–)
No image.png 22 November 2015 Incumbent Justice and Development Party

See also[edit]

The Speaker's chair in Parliament

References[edit]