Turkish Cyprus President approves new cabinet

Kucuk said the new cabinet list of the TRNC, approved by President Dervis Eroglu, has been presented to Turkish Cypriot Parliament.

Turkish Cyprus President approves new cabinet

New government formed in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) under the leadership of Prime Minister Irsen Kucuk held its first council of ministers meeting on Tuesday.

Speaking to reporters prior to the meeting, Kucuk said the new cabinet list of the TRNC, approved by President Dervis Eroglu, has been presented to Turkish Cypriot Parliament.

Kucuk said the government program would be read out at the parliament on May 21 and general debates would take place on the government program on May 24.

Within two days after that, TRNC's new government will seek vote of confidence. Democrat Party (DP) said earlier it would support the new government which is the 2nd minority government of the TRNC in its political history.

The list below shows names of ministers of the 17th government of TRNC:

Prime Minister: Irsen Kucuk

Foreign Minister: Huseyin Ozgurgun

Interior and Local Administrations Minister: Ilkay Kamil

Finance Minister: Ersin Tatar

National Education, Youth and Sport Minister: Nazim Cavusoglu

Health Minister: Ahmet Kasif

Agriculture and Natural Resources Minister: Zorlu Tore

Public Works and Communications Minister: Hamza Ersan Saner

Tourism, Environment and Culture Minister: Kemal Durust

Labor and Social Welfare Minister: Turkay Tokel

Economy and Energy Minister: Sunat Atun


The recent distribution of seats at the TRNC parliament is as follows:

UBP........24

CTP........15

DP..........5

TDP.........2

ORP.........2

Independent.1

Vacant......1

Total......50


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