Form of Government: Republic (Established on October 29, 1923, by Mustafa Kemal
ATATÜRK , founder of modern Turkey) Turkey has been holding freely contested multi-party elections since 1946.
Head of State: President Abdullah GÜL ( Selected 2007)
Legislature: Unicameral system (550 seats / five-year term) Last general elections held on November 3, 2002
Party (AKP), absolute majority government Prime Minister: Recep Tayyip ERDOGAN (March 11, 2003)
( First President: Mustafa Kemal ATATURK)