Turkey

Grand National Assembly of Turkey

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Mustafa Şentop (Male)
Year of birth
1968
Additional information
Elected on 24 Feb. 2019, re-elected on 7 July 2020.

The term of the Speaker is two years in the case of the first Speaker, who can be re-elected. The term of the second Speaker continues until the end of the given legislative term. In the event of a change in the speakership, the new Speaker will serve out the remaining term of his/her predecessor.
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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

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
496
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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.
17.33% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
52.83
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Rueysa Kadak (Female)
Members for whom no data is available
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Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
172 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
428 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
496 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
104 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
8 See historical data for this field.
31-40
81 See historical data for this field.
41-45
83 See historical data for this field.
46-50
122 See historical data for this field.
51-60
218 See historical data for this field.
61-70
86 See historical data for this field.
71-80
2 See historical data for this field.
81-90
0
91 and over
0
Number of members, by age
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Totals per age interval 0 8 81 83 122 218 86 2 0 0
Total <= 45: 172 Total >= 46: 428
Male 0 4 58 63 98 188 83 2 0 0 496
Female 0 4 23 20 24 30 3 0 0 0 104
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger1.33%0.67%0.67%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger14.83%10.33%4.5%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger28.67%20.83%7.83%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Voluntary political party quotas.
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1930
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
Local
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1934
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
On 3 April 1930, women were granted the right to vote in local elections.
in 1934 a new constitution was introduced that raised the general voting age (for men and women) from 18 to 22 years (according to "Die Wahl der Parlamente", Sternberger, Vogel, Nohlen)
Women’s right to stand for election
Women's right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1934
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Stand for Election : Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Stand for Election: Additional Notes on right to stand for election
On 3 April 1930, women were granted the right to vote and stand for election in local elections.
in 1934 a new constitution was introduced that raised the general voting age (for men and women) from 18 to 22 years (according to "Die Wahl der Parlamente", Sternberger, Vogel, Nohlen)
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1939