List of Prime Ministers of Northern Cyprus

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This is a chronological list of every government formed by the Prime Ministers of Northern Cyprus. A new number is allocated to each new Prime Minister.

List of Prime Ministers of Northern Cyprus (1975–present)[change | change source]

Prime Ministers of the Turkish Federated State of Cyprus (1975–1983)[change | change source]

This list gives all prime ministers after the founding of the Turkish Federated State of Cyprus, which was intended as an autonomous part of Cyprus, but was rejected by the government of the Republic of Cyprus.

No. Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Term of office Political party
1 Rauf Denktaş
(1924–2012)
Rauf Denktash.jpg 13 February 1975 3 July 1976 National Unity Party
2 Nejat Konuk
(1928–2014)
Coat of arms of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.svg 3 July 1976 21 April 1978 National Unity Party
3 Osman Örek
(1925–1999)
Coat of arms of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.svg 21 April 1978 12 December 1978 National Unity Party
4 Mustafa Çağatay
(1937–1989)
Coat of arms of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.svg 12 December 1978 15 November 1983 National Unity Party

Prime Ministers of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (1983–present)[change | change source]

This list gives all prime ministers after Northern Cyprus' unilateral declaration of independence in 1983, which followed after the refusal of the government of the Republic of Cyprus to recognize the Turkish Federated State of Cyprus.

No. Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Term of office Political party
1 Mustafa Çağatay
(1937–1989)
Coat of arms of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.svg 15 November 1983 13 December 1983 National Unity Party
2 Nejat Konuk
(1928–2014)
Coat of arms of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.svg 13 December 1983 19 July 1985 National Unity Party
3 Derviş Eroğlu
(born 1938)
Derviş Eroğlu (cropped).jpg 19 July 1985 1 January 1994 National Unity Party
4 Hakkı Atun
(born 1935)
Coat of arms of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.svg 1 January 1994 16 August 1996 Democratic Party
(3) Derviş Eroğlu
(born 1938)
Derviş Eroğlu (cropped).jpg 16 August 1996 13 January 2004 National Unity Party
5 Mehmet Ali Talat
(born 1952)
Mehmet Ali Talat.jpg 13 January 2004 23 April 2005 Republican Turkish Party
Serdar Denktaş
(born 1959)
Acting Prime Minister
Denktash cropped.jpg 23 April 2005 26 April 2005 Democratic Party
6 Ferdi Sabit Soyer
(born 1952)
Coat of arms of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.svg 26 April 2005 5 May 2009 Republican Turkish Party
(3) Derviş Eroğlu
(born 1938)
Derviş Eroğlu (cropped).jpg 5 May 2009 23 April 2010 National Unity Party
Hüseyin Özgürgün
(born 1965)
Acting Prime Minister
Coat of arms of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.svg 23 April 2010 17 May 2010 National Unity Party
7 İrsen Küçük
(1940–2019)
İrsen Küçük.jpg 17 May 2010 13 June 2013 National Unity Party
8 Sibel Siber
(born 1960)
Sibel Siber (cropped).jpg 13 June 2013 2 September 2013 Republican Turkish Party
9 Özkan Yorgancıoğlu
(born 1954)
Özkan Yorgancıoğlu (cropped).jpg 2 September 2013 16 July 2015 Republican Turkish Party
10 Ömer Kalyoncu
(born 1950)
Coat of arms of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.svg 16 July 2015 16 April 2016 Republican Turkish Party
11 Hüseyin Özgürgün
(born 1965)
Coat of arms of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.svg 16 April 2016 2 February 2018 National Unity Party
12 Tufan Erhürman
(born 1970)
Tufan Erhürman (cropped).jpg 2 February 2018 22 May 2019 Republican Turkish Party
13 Ersin Tatar
(born 1960)
Coat of arms of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.svg 22 May 2019 Incumbent National Unity Party