Prime Minister of Northern Cyprus
Kuzey Kıbrıs Türk Cumhuriyeti Başbakanı
Faiz Sucuoğlu

since 5 November 2021
Inaugural holderMustafa Çağatay
Formation15 November 1983

The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus takes place in a framework of a semi-presidential representative democratic republic. Northern Cyprus is a de facto state[1][2] that comprises the northeastern portion of the island of Cyprus. Recognised only by Turkey, Northern Cyprus is considered by all other states to be part of the Republic of Cyprus.

The president is head of state and the prime minister head of government, and of a multi-party system. Executive power is exercised by the government. Legislative power is vested in both the government and the Assembly of the Republic. The judiciary is independent of the executive and the legislature. The prime minister must control a majority of parliament in order to govern.

There have been ten prime ministers of Northern Cyprus since 1983. The premiership's precursor was a post known as the "president of the Turkish Cypriot Communal Chamber". The only man to occupy this post was Rauf Denktaş from December 29, 1969, to July 5, 1976. There were three prime ministers before the Turkish Cypriot community's unilateral declaration of independence in 1983.

The incumbent prime minister, Faiz Sucuoğlu takes the oath on 5 November 2021.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Griffiths, Ryan D. (2021). Secession and the Sovereignty Game: Strategy and Tactics for Aspiring Nations. Cornell University Press. p. 127. ISBN 978-1-5017-5474-6. JSTOR 10.7591/j.ctv153k63s.
  2. ^ Yearbook of the European Convention on Human Rights / Annuaire de la convention européenne des droits de l'homme. Council of Europe/Conseil de l'Europe. 1996. p. 153. ... that despite the fact that it has not been recognised de iure by any other State than Turkey, the TRNC exist de facto as an independent State exercising all branches of State power on its territory.
  3. ^ "KKTC'de yeni hükümet kuruldu: Ulusal Birlik Partisi Genel Başkanı Faiz Sucuoğlu başa geçti". 5 November 2021.