Speaker of the Grand National Assembly

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.

Speaker of the Grand National Assembly
Türkiye Büyük Millet Meclisi Başkanı
Seal of Grand National Assembly
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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A Senate also existed besides the National Assembly between 1960 and 1980.

List of Speakers

No. Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Term of Office Political Party
Grand National Assembly
1 Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
(1881–1938)
24 April 192029 October 1923Republican People's Party
2 Fethi Okyar
(1880–1943)
1 November 192322 November 1924Republican People's Party
3 Kâzım Özalp
(1882–1968)
26 November 19241 March 1935Republican People's Party
4 Abdülhalik Renda
(1881–1957)
1 March 19355 August 1946Republican People's Party
5 Kâzım Karabekir
(1882–1948)
5 August 194626 January 1948Republican People's Party
6 Ali Fuat Cebesoy
(1882–1968)
30 January 19481 November 1948Republican People's Party
7 Şükrü Saracoğlu
(1887–1953)
1 November 194822 May 1950Republican People's Party
8 Refik Koraltan
(1890–1974)
22 May 195027 May 1960Democrat Party
Constituent Assembly
- Kâzım Orbay
(1886–1964)
9 January 196126 October 1961Independent
National Assembly
9 Fuat Sirmen
(1899–1981)
1 November 196110 October 1965Republican People's Party
10 Ferruh Bozbeyli
(1927–2019)
22 October 19651 November 1970Justice Party
11 Sabit Osman Avcı
(1921–2009)
26 November 197014 October 1973Justice Party
12 Kemal Güven
(1921–2013)
18 December 19735 June 1977Republican People's Party
13 Cahit Karakaş
(1928–)
17 November 197712 September 1980Republican People's Party
Consultative Assembly
- Sadi Irmak
(1904–1990)
27 October 19814 December 1983Independent
Grand National Assembly
14 Necmettin Karaduman
(1927–2017)
4 December 198329 November 1987Motherland Party
15 Yıldırım Akbulut
(1935–)
24 December 19879 November 1989Motherland Party
16 İsmet Kaya Erdem
(1928–)
21 November 198920 October 1991Motherland Party
17 Hüsamettin Cindoruk
(1933–)
16 November 19911 October 1995True Path Party
18 İsmet Sezgin
(1928–2016)
18 October 199524 December 1995True Path Party
19 Mustafa Kalemli
(1943–)
25 January 199630 September 1997Motherland Party
20 Hikmet Çetin
(1937–)
16 October 199718 April 1999Republican People's Party
(15) Yıldırım Akbulut
(1935–)
20 May 199930 September 2000Motherland Party
21 Ömer İzgi
(1940–)
18 October 20003 November 2002Nationalist Movement Party
22 Bülent Arınç
(1948–)
19 November 20029 August 2007Justice and Development Party
23 Köksal Toptan
(1943–)
9 August 20079 August 2009Justice and Development Party
24 Mehmet Ali Şahin
(1950–)
9 August 20094 July 2011Justice and Development Party
25 Cemil Çiçek
(1946–)
4 July 20117 June 2015Justice and Development Party
26 İsmet Yılmaz
(1961–)
1 July 20151 November 2015Justice and Development Party
27 İsmail Kahraman
(1940–)
22 November 20157 July 2018Justice and Development Party
28 Binali Yıldırım
(1955–)
12 July 201818 February 2019Justice and Development Party
29 Mustafa Şentop
(1968–)
24 February 2019IncumbentJustice and Development Party

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