95th anniversary of inauguration of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey

The Plenary of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey convened with a special agenda under the chairmanship of H.E Mr Cemil ÇİÇEK, the Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey on the occasion of the 95th anniversary of inauguration of the GNAT and April 23rd National Sovereignty and Children’s Day.

During his speech in the Plenary of GNAT, H.E. Mr ÇİÇEK said that the GNAT was an institution which national will had been revealed for 95 years and 95 years ago people’s will had built a modern developed state from the ruins of a poor empire.   

H.E. Mr ÇİÇEK stated that with the inauguration of the GNAT, one period was closed and a new period was opened in the Turkish history. H.E. Mr ÇİÇEK also declared that there has been a slander and defamatory campaign carried out by some parties and parliaments, Armenian diaspora and their supporters to our nation in recent days.

H.E. Mr ÇİÇEK also said that the 1st World War was memorized as one of the most bloody wars that humanity ever lived and more than 20 million people from different religions, ethnicities and nations lost their lives.  H.E. Mr ÇİÇEK added that ‘’Families were in fire, countries turned to be ruin.  No matter which nationality the deaths were from, we share the pain of all people. Besides, Armenians have a significant place in our history and culture.  People should make neither politics nor discrimination over pains.  Discrimination cannot be done by aggrandizing one ethnic origin from 20 million and ignoring other millions.’’

 During the April 23rd National Sovereignty and Children’s Day Special Session in the Plenary of the GNAT, Chairman and Prime Minister H.E. Prof. Dr Ahmet DAVUTOĞLU took the floor for Justice and Development Party (AK Party) Group, Chairman Mr Kemal KILIÇDAROĞLU took the floor for Republican People’s Party (CHP) Group, Chairman Prof. Dr Devlet BAHÇELİ took the floor for Nationalist Movement Party(MHP)  Group and Group Deputy Chairman Mr İdris BALUKEN took the floor for Peoples’ Democratic Party(HDP) Group. 

After the session a reception has been given by H.E. Mr ÇİÇEK and his wife on the occasion of inauguration of 95th anniversary of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey. Prof Dr Zühtü ARSLAN, Chairman of the Constitutional Court, Mr İsmail Rüştü CİRİT, Chairman of Supreme Court of Appeals, Mr Yalçın AKDOĞAN, Deputy Prime Minister and some ministers, Prof Dr Devlet BAHÇELİ, Chairman of Nationalist Movement Party, commanders in chief of armed forces, Prof. Dr Recai AKYEL, President of Turkish Court of Accounts, Mr Nihat ÖMEROĞLU, Chief Ombudsman, deputies and some NGO representatives participated in the reception.