Hüseyin Özgürgün

Hüseyin Özgürgün

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Hüseyin Özgürgün
Prime Minister of Northern Cyprus
In office
16 April 2016 – 2 February 2018
President Mustafa Akıncı
Preceded by Ömer Kalyoncu
Succeeded by Tufan Erhürman
In office
23 April 2010 – 17 May 2010
Acting
President Mehmet Ali Talat
Preceded by Derviş Eroğlu
Succeeded by İrsen Küçük
Personal details
Born 1965 (age 52–53)
Nicosia, Cyprus
Political party National Unity Party
Residence North Nicosia, Northern Cyprus
Alma mater Ankara University

Hüseyin Özgürgün (born 1965) is a Turkish Cypriot politician and a former Prime Minister of Northern Cyprus. He is the current leader of the National Unity Party (UBP). He was formerly the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.[1] From 23 April to 17 May 2010 he was also Acting Prime Minister.[2][3] Moreover, he was prime minister of Northern Cyprus from 16 April 2016 to 2 February 2018.

Early life

Özgürgün was born in 1965 in Nicosia, where he completed his education up to high school. He then studied political science in Ankara University and graduated in 1988. He was a prolific sportsman, representing Northern Cyprus in basketball, football, volleyball, table tennis and athletics and later serving as a sports administrator. He served as the chairman of Çetinkaya Türk S.K. and led it to a championship. He later worked as an administrator in private businesses.[4]

Political career

Özgürgün was first elected as a member of the Assembly of the Republic in the 1998 parliamentary election, representing Lefkoşa District for the UBP.[4] He was later re-elected to the same position in 2003, 2005, 2009 and 2013.

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Derviş Eroğlu
Prime Minister of Northern Cyprus
Acting

2010
Succeeded by
İrsen Küçük
Preceded by
Ömer Kalyoncu
Prime Minister of Northern Cyprus
2016–2018
Succeeded by
Tufan Erhürman


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