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KAM2013History of Turkish Parliament3+0+0ECTS:4
Year / SemesterFall Semester
Level of CourseFirst Cycle
Status Elective
Prerequisites and co-requisitesNone
Mode of Delivery
Contact Hours14 weeks - 3 hours of lectures per week
LecturerDr. Öğr. Üyesi Selçuk AKINCI
Language of instructionTurkish
Professional practise ( internship ) None
The aim of the course:
The main objective of this course is to enable the students of Department of Public Administratin to gain a better understanding of the role of Turkish Parliament as an institution in Turkish political system and the nature of parliamentary rules, procedures and practices. In addition to historical development of parlaimanets, the course is also intended to provide detailed informaion about the rules, procedures and practices of Grand National Assembly of Turkey.
Learning OutcomesCTPOTOA
Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to :
LO - 1 : learn the definition of parliamentary regime and its features, and its differences with legislative organ in presidential regime1,21,
LO - 2 : learn the historical development of parliaments in Turkey and the world1,21,
LO - 3 : learn the fundamental scientific concepts of legislation and legislative body1,21,
LO - 4 : gain knowledge about the working procedures and rules of parliament1,21,
LO - 5 : learn the importance of legislative bodies within democratic order1,21,
CTPO : Contribution to programme outcomes, TOA :Type of assessment (1: written exam, 2: Oral exam, 3: Homework assignment, 4: Laboratory exercise/exam, 5: Seminar / presentation, 6: Term paper), LO : Learning Outcome

Contents of the Course
Historical development of parliament in Turkey and the world, Turkish parliamentary movements, legal and conceptual framework about legislation and the legislative organ, parliamentary incompatibilities, immunity and the parliamentary discipline, administrative organisation of The Assembly, duties and powers of GNAT, law making process and the parliamentary scrutiny, The Bureau, Plenary, Political Party Groups and Committees of Grand National Assembly of Turkey, The Bord of Spokespersons, legislative procedures and rules of plenary sittings.
Course Syllabus
 WeekSubjectRelated Notes / Files
 Week 1Democracy: Its meening, historical development and types of practice
 Week 2Legislature: Parliament. Terminology, the origin and development of parliament in England
 Week 3Revolutionary way: The origin and development of parliament in France
 Week 4From Ottomans to present day parliament in Turkey
 Week 5The structure of parliaments: Uni- and bicameralism
 Week 6The concept of legislative function and legislative act
 Week 7On Election, Parliament and Transformation in Administration in the Transition to Multi-Party Life
 Week 8Analysis of Democrat Party Parliaments in Turkey
 Week 9Midterm Exam
 Week 10Analysis of the 1960-1970 Parliaments
 Week 11Analysis of the 1970-1980 Parliaments
 Week 12Analysis of Parliaments After September 12 (1980)
 Week 13Analysis of 1990s Parliaments
 Week 14Analysis of the 2002-2011 Parliaments
 Week 15Analysis of Post-2011 Parliaments
 Week 16Fınal Exam
Textbook / Material
1İba, Ş. 2020; Parlamento Hukuku, 7. Baskı, Seçkin Yayınevi, Ankara
2Halıcı, Ş. 2013; Türkiye'de Demokrasi ve Parlamento Tarihi, Anadolu Üniversitesi Yayınları, Eskişehir
3Gözler, K. 2015; Devletin Genel Teorisi, 6. Baskı, Ekin Yayınevi, Bursa
Recommended Reading
1Bakırcı, F. 2000; TBMM'nin Çalışma Yöntemi, İmge Kitabevi, Ankara
2Neziroğlu, İ. 2008; Türk Parlamento Hukukunun Temel Kavramları, Seçkin Yayıncılık, Ankara
3Arslan, K.O. 2018; Türk Parlamento Hukuku, Adalet Yayınevi, Ankara
Method of Assessment
Type of assessmentWeek NoDate

Duration (hours)Weight (%)
Mid-term exam 9 11/2023 35 50
End-of-term exam 16 01/2024 35 50
Student Work Load and its Distribution
Type of workDuration (hours pw)

No of weeks / Number of activity

Hours in total per term
Yüz yüze eğitim 3 14 42
Arasınav için hazırlık 4 7 28
Arasınav 1 1 1
Dönem sonu sınavı için hazırlık 5 8 40
Dönem sonu sınavı 2 1 2
Diğer 1 4 1 4
Diğer 2 3 1 3
Total work load120