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Turkey

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Grand National Assembly of Turkey

About parliament

Basic information such as the official name of parliament and details of its structure and leadership. Also includes the current breakdown of MPs by sex and age, and provisions for quotas and reserved seats.

Parliament name
Türkiye Büyük Millet Meclisi (T.B.M.M) (Grand National Assembly of Turkey)
Chamber name
Türkiye Büyük Millet Meclisi (T.B.M.M) (Grand National Assembly of Turkey)
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1910 to 1980
from 1984
IPU Geopolitical Group/s IPU Geopolitical Groups: African Group, Arab Group, Asia-Pacific Group, Eurasia Group, Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC), Twelve Plus Group.
Twelve Plus Group

Speaker

Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
President of the Turkish Grand National Assembly
Speaker
Mustafa Şentop (Male)
Year of birth
1968
Term
24.02.2019 to 12.07.2020
Additional information
Elected on 24 Feb. 2019. The term of the Speaker is normally two years for the first Speaker. However, Mr. Mustafa Şentop, elected on 24 February 2019, will serve the remaining term of his predecessor, until July 2020. The term of the second Speaker continues until the end of the given legislative term.
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Secretary General

Official title This post is most commonly called Secretary General or Clerk. It may also be called Secretary, Head/Chief of the Secretariat, Director General, etc.
Secretary General
Secretary General
Mehmet Ali Kumbuzoglu (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 29 July 2016.

Members

Statutory number of members Statutory number of members, as defined in the constitution or other fundamental law.
600
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Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected members Directly elected by citizens.
600
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
596
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
104
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
17.45% See historical data for this field.
Statutory number of members per country As defined in the constitution or other fundamental laws. Combines the number of parliamentarians in both chambers in bicameral parliaments.
600 See historical data for this field.
Population (in thousands) Source: United Nations, World Population Prospects.
78,271
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
130,452 See historical data for this field.

Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature.

 

Average age of all members
Not available
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Muhammet Bilal MACIT (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
79
Oldest member
Oktay EKSI (Male)

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups Reserved seats are a means to ensure the parliamentary representation of certain groups in society.
Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Voluntary political party quotas.
Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.