Assembly of the Republic

Cumhuriyet Meclisi
10th Parliament of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Coat of arms or logo
Founded15 November 1983 (40 years ago) (1983-11-15)
Preceded byTurkish Federated Assembly of Cyprus
Zorlu Töre (UBP)
since 7 March 2022[1]
Fazilet Özdenefe (CTP)
since 7 March 2022
Ünal Üstel (UBP)
since 12 May 2022
Leader of the Main Opposition of Northern Cyprus
Tufan Erhürman (CTP)
since 22 May 2019
Current Structure of the Assembly of the Republic
Political groups
Government (29)
  •   UBP (24)
  •   DP (3)
  •   YDP (2)

Opposition (20)

  •   CTP (18)
  • Independents (2)
Vacant (1)
Length of term
5 years
Party-list proportional representation
D'Hondt method with 5% electoral threshold
Last election
23 January 2022
Next election
Egemenlik Kayıtsız Şartsız Ulusundur
Sovereignty unconditionally belongs to the Nation
Meeting place
Assembly of the Republic
Köşklüçiftlik, Lefkoşa
Northern Cyprus
Assembly of the Northern Cyprus

The Assembly of the Republic (Turkish: Cumhuriyet Meclisi) is the parliament of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. It has 50 members, elected for a five-year term by mitigated proportional representation. A party must cross the electoral threshold (5% of the total vote) to be awarded any seats. The parliament is composed of 50 MPs, chosen from six electoral districts, which are coterminous with the districts of Northern Cyprus: Lefkoşa, Gazimağusa, Girne, Güzelyurt, Lefke and İskele.

In Northern Cyprus parliamentary elections, voters vote for individual candidates. There are two ways of voting.

Current composition

Main article: 10th Parliament of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

Main article: 2022 Northern Cypriot parliamentary election

Parliamentary elections were last held on 23 January 2022.

National Unity Party1,971,40039.54+3.9324+3
Republican Turkish Party1,597,13732.04+11.0918+6
Democratic Party369,2397.41–0.4130
People's Party333,0906.68–10.393–6
Rebirth Party318,7636.39–0.6020
Communal Democracy Party220,6104.42–4.230–3
Independence Path97,5751.96New0New
Communal Liberation Party New Forces76,9021.5400
Total votes117,421
Registered voters/turnout203,79257.62
Source: BRTK

Note: Each voter may cast multiple votes, one for each seat in the parliament. Hence, the vote totals may exceed the number of registered voters.


The parliament building is located on Osmanpaşa Caddesi, opposite the Turkish embassy in North Nicosia. The building is a two-storey colonial structure.

Council of Europe assembly representation

In 2004, the Turkish Cypriot community was awarded "observer status" in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). Since then, the two Turkish Cypriot representatives to PACE are elected by the Assembly of Northern Cyprus.[2]

See also


  1. ^ "Cumhuriyet Meclisi'nin yeni başkanı Zorlu Töre oldu". Kıbrıs Gazetesi. Archived from the original on 25 May 2022. Retrieved 23 March 2022.
  2. ^ James Ker-Lindsay (UN SG's Former Special Representative for Cyprus) Archived 15 January 2023 at the Wayback Machine The Foreign Policy of Counter Secession: Preventing the Recognition of Contested States, p.149
  3. ^ Today's Zaman
  4. ^ "Sabah". Archived from the original on 5 March 2014. Retrieved 3 March 2014.
  5. ^ "RoC". Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 3 March 2014.

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