Rauf Denktaş

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Rauf Denktaş
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1st President of Northern Cyprus
In office
15 November 1983 – 24 April 2005
Prime MinisterNejat Konuk
Derviş Eroğlu
Hakkı Atun
Mehmet Ali Talat
Preceded byOffice created
Succeeded byMehmet Ali Talat
2nd Vice President of Cyprus
In office
February 1973 – July 1974
PresidentMakarios III
Preceded byFazıl Küçük
Succeeded byVacant
Personal details
Born(1924-01-27)27 January 1924
Paphos, British Cyprus
Died13 January 2012(2012-01-13) (aged 87)
North Nicosia, Northern Cyprus
NationalityTurkish Cypriot
Political partyNational Unity Party
Spouse(s)Aydın Denktaş
Children6 children (3 predeceased him)
OccupationPolitician, statesman, political writer
ProfessionLawyer
EducationEnglish high school, Nicosia, 1941
Studied in Istanbul
Studied law at Lincoln's Inn in London, 1944–1947
ParentsRaif Mehmet Bey (1882–1941)
Emine Hanim
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Rauf Raif Denktaş,[4] sometimes Rauf Denktash in English, (27 January 1924 – 13 January 2012) was a Turkish Cypriot politician. He was the first President of Northern Cyprus from 1983 to 2005.[5][6] Before becoming president he was the second Vice President of the republic of Cyprus.[7][8]

On 13 January 2012, Denktaş died from Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome aged 88.[9]

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  1. "Denktash, Rauf (1924-)". Encyclopedia of World Biography (fee, via Fairfax County Public Library). Detroit: Gale. 1998. GALE|A148418503. Retrieved 2012-01-15.. Gale Biography In Context. (subscription needed)
  2. Hadjicostis, Menelaos (14 January 2012). "Rauf Denktash dies at 87; former Turkish Cypriot leader – latimes.com". Los Angeles Times. Associated Press. Retrieved 2012-01-14.
  3. "Founder of Turkish Cyprus, Rauf Denktaş, dies at age 88". Sunday's Zaman. Istanbul. 13 January 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-14.
  4. "Biyografi - Kurucu Cumhurbaşkanı Rauf Raif Denktaş" (in Turkish). Presidency of Northern Cyprus. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  5. "Obituary: Rauf Denktash". 13 January 2012 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  6. "Profile: Rauf Denktash". 15 April 2005 – via news.bbc.co.uk.
  7. "Rauf Denktash: Politician who fought to establish the Turkish Republic". The Independent. 17 January 2012.
  8. "Rauf Denktaş: The voice of his people". DailySabah.
  9. "Rauf Denktaş dies aged 88 - Turkey News". Hürriyet Daily News.