Tag: Ersin Tatar

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People’s Party joins National Unity Party in new TRNC coalition government

Ersin Tatar, leader of the National Unity Party (UBP), and Kudret Özersay, who heads the People’s Party (HP), signed a protocol yesterday, 22 May, setting out their principles of the new coalition government. The two parties hold 21 and nine seats respectively in the 50-seat TRNC Parliament, giving them a solid majority. The government is […]

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North Cyprus government talks to resume as early election prospect looms

Talks to form a new government in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) are to resume tomorrow, it has been announced. The leaders of the National Unity Party (UBP) and the People’s Party (HP), Ersin Tatar and Kudret Özersay respectively, will gather at noon along with their delegations in an attempt to thrash out […]

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Nationalist-led government on the cards in North Cyprus as coalition collapses

Turkish Cypriot nationalists could take the helm of the government in North Cyprus after a fragile four-party coalition collapsed after just 15 months in office. Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Finance Minister and Democrat Party (DP) leader Serdar Denktaş, son of the late TRNC President Rauf Denktaş, sparked the coalition’s downfall after announcing via […]

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Conscientious objection in North Cyprus: draft army law sparks controversy

Men in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) opposed to conscription into the armed forces for reasons of conscience could be allowed to undertake “alternative”service, under new plans put forward by the government. A draft Military Service (Amendment) Bill, which would legalise conscientious objection in the TRNC, was introduced to Parliament late on Monday, […]

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Ersin Tatar is the new leader of TRNC main opposition, the National Unity Party

A British-educated politician has been elected as the new leader of North Cyprus’ main opposition party, the centre right National Unity Party, or Ulusal  Birlik Partisi (UBP). Cambridge University graduate Ersin Tatar replaces former TRNC Prime Minister Hüseyin Özgürgün. At the party’s Annual General Meeting on Sunday 28 October, a four-way leadership contest saw Ersin […]