President of Northern Cyprus

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President of of Northern Cyprus
Ersin Tatar

since 23 October 2020
ResidencePresidential Palace, North Nicosia
AppointerDirect popular vote
Term lengthFive years, renewable once
Inaugural holderRauf Denktaş[1]
Formation15 November 1983

The President of Northern Cyprus officially the president of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) is the head of state of Northern Cyprus. The president of Northern Cyprus right now is Mustafa Akinci. He has been president since 2015.[2]

The president of Northern Cyprus is not a cermonial position in the political system of Northern Cyprus.[3]

List[change | change source]

No. Name
Portrait Elected Term of office Political party
1 Rauf Denktaş
Rauf Denktash.jpg 1985
15 November 1983 24 April 2005 National Unity Party
2 Mehmet Ali Talat
(born 1952)
Mehmet Ali Talat.jpg 2005 24 April 2005 23 April 2010 Republican Turkish Party
3 Derviş Eroğlu
(born 1938)
Derviş Eroğlu (cropped).jpg 2010 23 April 2010 30 April 2015 National Unity Party
4 Mustafa Akıncı
(born 1947)
Mustafa Akıncı (cropped).jpg 2015 30 April 2015 23 October 2020 Communal Democracy Party

References[change | change source]

  1. Torode, John (17 January 2012). "Rauf Denktash: Politician who fought to establish the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus". The Independent. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  2. "Mustafa Akinci wins northern Cyprus presidential election". BBC News. 26 April 2015. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  3. "KKTC Devleti Fonksiyonel - Kurumsal Gözden Geçirme Çalışması" (PDF) (in Turkish). The Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey. Retrieved 17 February 2019.