Assembly of the Republic (Northern Cyprus)

Assembly of the Republic
Cumhuriyet Meclisi
14th Parliament of Northern Cyprus
Coat of arms or logo
Sibel Siber, CTP
Since 4 September 2013
Hüseyin Özgürgün, UBP
Since 16 April 2016
Leader of the Main Opposition of Northern Cyprus
Mehmet Ali Talat, CTP
Since 16 April 2016
Seats 50
Current Structure of the Assembly of the Republic
Political groups

Government (27)

Opposition (23)

Party-list proportional representation
D'Hondt method
Last election
28 July 2013
Next election
Meeting place
Assembly of the Republic
Köşklüçiftlik, North Nicosia,
Northern Cyprus
Assembly of the Norhern Cyprus
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The Assembly of the Republic (Turkish: 'Cumhuriyet Meclisi') is the parliament of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. It has 50 members, elected for a five-year term by mitigated proportional representation. A party must cross the election threshold (5% of the total vote) to be awarded any seats. The parliament is composed of 50 MPs, chosen from five electoral districts, which are coterminous with the districts of Northern Cyprus: Lefkoşa, Gazimağusa, Girne, Güzelyurt and İskele.

In Northern Cyprus parliamentary elections, voters vote for individual candidates. There are two ways of voting.

2013 elections

Parliamentary elections were last held on 28 July 2013. They were won by the Republican Turkish Party (CTP), thus deposing the National Unity Party (UBP) from power.

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Republican Turkish Party477,20938.3821+6
National Unity Party339,86427.3314–12
Democratic Party288,02123.1612+7
Communal Democracy Party92,1107.413+1
United Cyprus Party39,1273.1500
Turnout120,28769.61 N/A
Registered voters172,803100


The parliament building is located on Osmanpaşa Caddesi, opposite the Turkish embassy in North Nicosia. The building is a two-storey colonial structure.

Council of Europe assembly representation

In 2004, the Turkish Cypriot community was awarded "observer status" in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). Since then, the two Turkish Cypriot representatives to PACE are elected by the Assembly of Northern Cyprus.[2]

See also


  1. Adam Carr
  2. James Ker-Lindsay (UN SG's Former Special Representative for Cyprus) The Foreign Policy of Counter Secession: Preventing the Recognition of Contested States, p.149
  3. Today's Zaman
  4. Sabah
  5. RoC

External links

Coordinates: 35°10′56″N 33°21′30″E / 35.18222°N 33.35833°E / 35.18222; 33.35833

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