Sonay Adem

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Sonay Adem (born 1957 in Paphos) was the Minister for Labor and Social Security in the self-declared Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus(TRNC) government under Prime Minister Ferdi Sabit Soyer.[1] He was confirmed in his office (in the 20th TRNC Government) in April 2005. He is a member of the Republican Turkish Party.[2] He has done extensive work on curbing illegal immigration to the island, as well as immigration reform, in conjunction with organisations such as the Union of Construction Sector Contractors.[3]

In 2006, he was sent to hospital after suffering heart problems during a parliamentary session.[4]


  1. ^ "Turkish Cypriots, Turkey agree to set up public administration training centre". BBC Monitoring Europe - Political. 20 April 2007. 
  2. ^ "TRNC'S 20TH GOVERNMENT ESTABLISHED". TRNC Public Information Office. 27 April 2005. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  3. ^ "Some 27,000 Turks get work permit in North Cyprus under new emigration law". BBC Monitoring Europe - Political. 6 July 2005. 
  4. ^ "Cyprus: Turkish Cypriot "minister" taken to hospital with chest pain". BBC Monitoring Europe - Political. 20 March 2006.