Coming from an imperial parliamentary tradition that dates back to 1876, Grand National Assembly of Turkey emerged after Entente Powers dissolved the Ottoman Chamber of Deputies. It commanded the Kuvvay-ı Milliye during the Turkish War of Independence and repelled the invading forces after a three-year-long military campaign. On 24 July 1923, Treaty of Lausanne was signed resulting in official recognition of the government of Ankara as the legitimate governing authority.
Mustafa Kemal Pasha, a highly charismatic officer that assumed the role of the leader during the Turkish War of Independence, called for re-election in a bid to eliminate his political rivals. Just three weeks after Treaty of Lausanne, a new parliament has been formed, solely composed of Mustafa Kemal’s political party: Cumhuriyet Halk Fırkası.
The threat of foreign occupation is gone, and the parliament faces a question that will shape the future of Turkey: What will be Turkey’s regime?
This committee is apt for highly experienced delegates.
Under Secretary General