HISTORICAL CRISIS COMMITTEE: THE SECOND GRAND NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF TURKEY

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.

Agenda Item:

Open Agenda

Under Secretary General

Can Bostancı – can.bostanci@gmail.com

Academic Assistant

Atahan Tümer – tumeratahan@gmail.com

Committee Director

Aymert Tecer

Rapporteur

Uğur Emin Baynal – ugurbaynal2003@gmail.com

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