Ersan Saner
Prime Minister of Northern Cyprus
In office
9 December 2020 – 5 November 2021
PresidentErsin Tatar
Preceded byErsin Tatar
Succeeded byFaiz Sucuoğlu
Leader of the National Unity Party
In office
20 December 2020 – 31 October 2021
LeaderErsin Tatar
Minister of Labor and Social Security
In office
16 April 2016 – 2 February 2018
PresidentMustafa Akıncı
Prime MinisterHüseyin Özgürgün
Preceded byAsım Akansoy
Succeeded byZeki Çeler
Minister of Transport and Public Works
In office
17 May 2010 – 13 June 2013
PresidentDerviş Eroğlu
Prime MinisterIrsen Küçük
Succeeded byİsmail Başarır
Minister of Tourism, Environment and Culture
In office
5 May 2009 – 17 May 2010
PresidentMehmet Ali Talat
Prime MinisterDerviş Eroğlu
Preceded byErdoğan Şanlıdağ
Succeeded byKemal Dürüst
Member of the Assembly of Republic
In office
19 April 2009 – 23 January 2022
ConstituencyGazimağusa (2009, 2013, 2018)
Personal details
Born1966 (age 55–56)
Famagusta, Cyprus
Political partyNational Unity Party
Alma materUniversity of Trakya

Hamza Ersan Saner (born 1966) served as the Prime Minister of Northern Cyprus from 9 December 2020 to 5 November 2021.[1][2]

President Ersin Tatar gave the task of establishing the government on 7 November 2020 to Ersan Saner, as he would temporarily serve as its chair until the National Unity Party Congress. After 14 days of contacts with other political parties, he was unable to form a government and returned the post on 21 November 2020. After the Leader of the Republican Turkish Party, Tufan Erhürman, who was given the task of forming the government, could not form the government, Ersan Saner was assigned to form the government for the second time on 7 December 2020. On 8 December 2020, the National Unity Party - Democratic Party and the Rebirth Party Coalition Government protocol was signed. He became the Prime Minister of Northern Cyprus when the list of ministers was approved by the President of the Republic Ersin Tatar on 9 December 2020.[3][4]

Early life and education

Saner was born in 1966 in Famagusta. He graduated from Trakya University, Department of Architecture in the year 1988. Saner is married and has 2 children and speaks English.[5]

Resignation

Saner was under pressure to resign after a video emerged of him masturbating while speaking to a scantily clad woman on the video app FaceTime.[6][7]

On 13 October 2021, Saner informed President Tatar that his government has resigned. Per the Constitution of Northern Cyprus, he remained in office as the caretaker Prime Minister until the formation of a new government under Faiz Sucuoğlu.[8]

References

  1. ^ "Coalition 'government' forged in the north". Cyprus Mail. 8 December 2020.
  2. ^ https://www.aa.com.tr/en/politics/new-government-formed-in-turkish-republic-of-northern-cyprus/2070979
  3. ^ "Son dakika:Ersan Saner açıklama yaptı,işte yeni kabine". www.kibrisgazetesi.com/ (in Turkish). Retrieved 2020-12-13.
  4. ^ SABAH, DAILY (2020-12-08). "TRNC's Tatar assigns task of forming new government to UBP head". Daily Sabah. Retrieved 2020-12-13.
  5. ^ https://www.hurriyet.com.tr/gundem/ersan-saner-kimdir-istifa-eden-kktc-basbakani-ersan-saner-kariyer-bilgileri-41916316
  6. ^ https://giynikgazetesi.com/sosyal-medyada-hizla-yayilan-video-sanerin-sonunu-getirdi/
  7. ^ https://oliverwillis.com/who-is-ersan-saner-cyprus-sex-tape-scandal/
  8. ^ "Cumhurbaşkanı'nın 60 günü var". Yenidüzen. Retrieved 20 October 2021.
Political offices Preceded byErsin Tatar Prime Minister of Northern Cyprus 2020–2021 Succeeded byFaiz Sucuoğlu