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The TRNC is an independent secular republic with a democratic governmental system based on the principles of social justice and the rule of law. The 1985 Constitution provides for a semi-presidential system with a president as the head of state. The political structure is comprised from independent executive (a council of ministers composed of prime minister and 10 ministers), legislative (Legislative Assembly, composed of 50 deputies) and judicial (independent courts) bodies elected or appointed.

North Cyprus Political Bodies

Mehmet Ali Talat, current president of the TRNC

Head of State:
The head of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is a president, elected directly for a five-year term.
The first president of the TRNC was its founder, Rauf R. Denktaş, since the declaration of independence in 1983.
The current president of North Cyprus is Dervis Eroglu. He was inaugurated as head of the country on the 25th of April, 2005.

Council of Ministers, appointed by the President on the advice of the Prime Minister. The current Prime Minister is Ferdi Sabit Soyer.

Unicameral Legislative Assembly of 50 members, elected for a five-year term elected by proportional representation from five electoral districts (the current House Speaker is Fatma Ekenoglu).

Judicial Power:

  • Supreme Court - The highest court in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. The Supreme Court functions as the Constitutional Court, the Court of Appeal and the High Administrative Court.
  • Subordinate Courts - Judicial power other than that exercised by the Supreme Court is exercised by the Assize Courts, District Courts and Family Courts.
  • Supreme Court of Judicature - Responsible for the appointment, promotion, and matters relating to the discipline of all judges. It is composed of the president and judges of the Supreme Court, a member appointed by the President of the TRNC, a member appointed by the Legislative Assembly, the Attorney-General and a member elected by the Bar Association.


Main Cyprus Political Bodies Telephone
TRNC Presidency 228 3444
House of Parliament 228 3281
Office of Prime Minister 228 3141
Assistant Prime Minister with Portfolio for Economy 228 3116
Council of Ministers Telephone
Cyprus Ministry of the Interior and Rural Affairs 228 3344
Cyprus Ministry of Finance and Economy 228 3116
Cyprus Ministry of National Education and Culture 228 3136
Cyprus Ministry of Employment, Social Insurance, Youth & Sport 227 5032
Cyprus Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry 228 3735
Cyprus Ministry of Internal Affairs, Village Affairs and Housing 228 3213
Cyprus Ministry of Works & Transports 228 7647
Cyprus Ministry of Health & Social Aid 228 3173
Cyprus Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Defense 228 3241
Cyprus Ministry of Tourism & Environment 228 9629
Public Offices Telephone
Public Information Office 228 3365
Public Relation Office 228 4133


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