Mrs Sibel Siber was announced as Speaker for Parliament on Wednesday. Yesterday she briefed the press on two initiatives that she had already launched.
Mrs Siber wants MPs to meet more regularly with the public. To that end, she has set up a small team of three people that will arrange meetings between MPs and citizens.
The MPs will be available for meetings three days a week, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
There will be separate meeting rooms set aside in the parliament buildings and meeting times will be scheduled by her team.
In addition, Mrs Siber has announced the start-up of a new telephone line. Citizens can call this and leave a message for any particular MP.