In the Footsteps of the Republic

Tour one of the symbols of the Republic of Türkiye

The building reflects the architectural features of the Early Republican Period with its wooden ceiling decoration, arches, eaves and tiles with Seljuk and Ottoman ornamental motifs. 

The building, designed by Architect Vedat Tek as a meeting place of the Republican People's Party in 1923, was reorganized as the new parliament building upon the instructions of Ataturk.

Due to the inadequacy of the first parliament building, the building began to serve in 1924.

The second Turkish Grand National Assembly building, which has an important place in Turkish political history, continued to function as a parliament until May 27, 1960. After repairs and renovations, the front part of the building was restored and opened to the public as a museum on October 30, 1981.

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Room

Atatürk's personal belongings and the Great Speech (Büyük Nutuk) are exhibited here.

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Room

The laws and revolutions made during the Atatürk Period, such as the Hat Law, the Surname Law, the Alphabet Revolution, are narrated with the support of artefacts. 

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Room

The lozenge sweater worn by Atatürk in the Florya Mansion is exhibited in this room.

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Room

Developments in economy and industry such as the first painted fabric (basma) factory, weaving factory, sugar factory are presented.

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Room

Atatürk's personal belongings used during his travels are exhibited in the showcase.

2nd Parliament Chamber

Stationery belonging to the parliament, minutes of the parliamentary proceedings, and the parliamentary gong are exhibited here.

İsmet İnönü Room

Personal belongings of İsmet İnönü are exhibited in this room.

General Assembly Hall

It was used as the General Assembly Hall of the Turkish Grand National Assembly between 1924 and 1960. In this hall, Ataturk's principles and revolutions were realized, modern laws such as giving women the right to vote and be elected were enacted, and a transition to a multi-party system was achieved.

Ataturk read the "Great Speech" in this hall, in which he conveyed his evaluations on the War of Independence and the establishment of the Republic, for 36 hours and 33 minutes between 15 October and 20 October 1927.

On the second floor of the building, there are the rooms of the Prime Minister, the President and the Speaker of the Parliament. For this reason, the second floor of the building is richer in decoration.

Three Presidents, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Mustafa İsmet İnönü and Mahmud Celalleddin Bayar, served in this parliament, where 9 Prime Ministers and 7 Speakers of the Parliament served.

Presidential Hall

The Presidential Reception Hall is the hall where guests of Turkish presidents, especially guest heads of state, are hosted. The furniture of this hall was brought from the Yellow Hall of Dolmabahçe Palace upon Ataturk's request.

General Assembly Hall

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