Ünal Üstel

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Ünal Üstel
Prime Minister of Northern Cyprus
Assumed office
12 May 2022
PresidentErsin Tatar
Preceded byFaiz Sucuoğlu
Deputy Speaker of the Assembly of the Republic
In office
4 September 2013 – 9 October 2015
Preceded byMustafa Yektaoğlu
Succeeded byHüseyin Avkıran Alanlı
In office
22 June 2001 – 16 January 2004
Preceded bySalih Coşar
Succeeded byMehmet Bayram
Member of the Assembly of Republic
Assumed office
19 April 2009
ConstituencyGirne (2009, 2013, 2018, 2022)
In office
13 October 1991 – 20 February 2005
ConstituencyGirne (1991 by-elections [tr], 1993, 1998, 2003)
Personal details
Born1955 (age 66–67)
Paphos, Cyprus
Political partyNational Unity Party

Ünal Üstel (born 1955) is a Turkish Cypriot politician currently serving as the Prime Minister of Northern Cyprus since 12 May 2022.

Biography[edit]

Üstel was born in 1955 in Paphos, and graduated from Istanbul University's Faculty of Dentistry in 1983.[1] after returning to Northern Cyprus, he was elected in 1991 by-elections [tr] to the Assembly of the Republic for Girne as a member of the National Unity Party, and became the chamber's vice president, a position he held between 2001 and 2002. he was re-elected in 2003, and later returned to the assembly in 2009, being re-elected again in 2013 before becoming the chamber's vice president for a second time between 4 September 2013 and 9 October 2015.[2][3]

On 6 April 2011, Üstel became a member of İrsen Küçük's government as the Minister of Tourism, Culture, Youth and Environment.[4] he ser serving for a period as the Minister of Public works before becoming the Minister of Health on 20 February 2021 following the dismissal of Ali Pilli.[5] an office he held until 5 November 2021. he became the Minister of the Interior on 21 February 2022 following the formation of a new government.[1]

Üstel took office as the Prime Minister of Northern Cyprus on 12 May 2022 after successfully forming a government.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Üstel is married and has two children.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The task of forming the TRNC government was given to the Minister of the Interior, Üstel. - 247 News Bulletin". 247newsbulletin.com. Retrieved 2022-05-14.
  2. ^ a b "Kim kimdir?". www.starkibris.net (in Turkish). Retrieved 2022-05-14.
  3. ^ "The task of forming the government in the TRNC was given to the Minister of Interior, Ustel". turkeynewsen.com. 2022-05-10. Retrieved 2022-05-14.
  4. ^ "KIBRIS GAZETESI :. İç Haberler". kibrisgazetesi.com. Archived from the original on 2011-10-11. Retrieved 2022-05-14.
  5. ^ "Northern Cyprus gets new health minister". www.aa.com.tr. Retrieved 2022-05-14.
  6. ^ "KKTC'de UBP-DP-YDP koalisyon hükümeti kuruldu". www.cumhuriyet.com.tr (in Turkish). Retrieved 2022-05-14.
Political offices
Preceded by Prime Minister of Northern Cyprus
2022
Succeeded by
none