President of Northern Cyprus

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President of the
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Flag of the President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.svg
Presidential Standard
Derviş Eroğlu
Derviş Eroğlu
Term length Five years, renewable once
Inaugural holder Rauf Denktaş
Formation November 15, 1983
Coat of arms of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.svg
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politics and government of
Northern Cyprus

The President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is the head of state of the TRNC. Rauf Denktaş was the first and founder president of TRNC, and retired in 2005. His position was taken over by Mehmet Ali Talat, followed by the current president, Derviş Eroğlu.[1]

In the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, the president is elected every five years. Presidential elections are held in two rounds if no candidate gains more than 50% of the votes in the first round. It is necessary that the president is originated from the island of Cyprus. It is also necessary that he/she has lived in the country for five years, has received secondary education and he/she is over 30 years old.[2]

The president is represented by the president of the assembly when the president is abroad.[2]


# Name
Picture Took Office Left Office Party
1 Rauf Denktaş
Rauf Denktash.jpg 15 November 1983 24 April 2005 National Unity Party
2 Mehmet Ali Talat
Talat.jpg 24 April 2005 23 April 2010 Republican Turkish Party
3 Derviş Eroğlu
Derviş Eroğlu.jpg 23 April 2010 Incumbent National Unity Party

Latest election[edit]

e • d Summary of the 18 April 2010 Northern Cyprus presidential election
Candidate Party Votes %
Derviş Eroğlu National Unity Party (UBP) 61,491 50.38
Mehmet Ali Talat Independent 52,302 42.85
Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu Independent 4,648 3.81
Zeki Beşiktepeli Independent 1,986 1.61
Mustafa Kemal Tümkan Independent 964 0.79
Arif Salih Kırdağ Independent 521 0.43
Ayhan Kaymak Independent 168 0.14
Total (turnout 76.37%) 125,294 100
Source: (XLS-file)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Northern Cyprus's new president: Enter Eroglu (The Economist) Retrieved on 2011-06-01.
  2. ^ a b "KKTC hakkında, Cumhubaşkanı (About the TRNC, the President)". TRNC Department of Promotion. Retrieved 2011-04-21. 

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