Turkish Cypriot president approves new government

National Unity Party (UBP) Chairman Huseyin Ozgurgun reveals new cabinet after ruling coalition fell apart

Turkish Cypriot president approves new government

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akinci has approved a new coalition government cabinet under Prime Minister Huseyin Ozgurgun.

Saturday’s move comes after the UBP party, the junior partner in the wide-based coalition with the Republican Turkish Party-United Forces (CTP-BG), withdrew from the government on April 2.

Ozgurgun's party formed a coalition with the Democratic Party-National Forces (DP-UG) and independents, and announced the government's new cabinet list after submitting it for the president’s approval.

Amid the government’s resignation, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is in talks with the Greek Cypriot administration. Hopes have been running high that a reunification agreement could be reached this year.

In July 2015 the UBP formed a coalition government with the CTP-BG. That party currently has 20 seats in the Turkish Cypriot parliament, and the UBP has 18.

The Democratic Party-National Forces (DP-UG) has five deputies, the Communal Democracy Party (TDP) has three, and there are four independent deputies.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 16 Nisan 2016, 14:40