Mustafa Şentop

Nation marks 100th year of parliament amid pandemic

Turkey's president wished youngsters a happy April 23 Children's Day and congratulated the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Turkish parliament.
"I congratulate the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Turkish parliament, and the Children's Day of all children in Turkey and around the world," Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Twitter.

Greek Parliament speaker expresses condolences for Turkey quake victims

Greece's Parliament Speaker Kostas Tasoulas on Monday expressed his condolences for the victims of Turkey's deadly earthquake last week to his Turkish counterpart Mustafa Sentop, speaker of Turkey's Grand National Assembly. 

Tasoulas' message of condolence was sent to Sentop via diplomatic channels, sources said. 

30,000 cops dismissed over FETÖ ties

Turkish parliament speaker Mustafa Şentop said on Dec. 25 more than 30,000 police constables were dismissed from service as part of the fight against FETÖ, the group behind the 2016 defeated coup attempt.

Speaking at the deputy police chiefs graduation ceremony in the capital Ankara, Şentop said one-third of these dismissals were of high-ranking officers.

No need for constitutional change to remove deficiencies of presidential system: Parliament speaker

The strength and prestige of the parliament are not faltered in the new presidential system; on the contrary, it will enhance in time, Parliament Speaker Mustafa Şentop said on July 26 in response to claims that the new administrative system in Turkey makes parliament less effective.