Faiz Sucuoğlu

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Faiz Sucuoğlu
Prime Minister of Northern Cyprus
In office
5 November 2021 – 12 May 2022
PresidentErsin Tatar
Preceded byErsan Saner
Succeeded byÜnal Üstel
Leader of the National Unity Party
Assumed office
31 October 2021
Preceded byErsan Saner
Minister of Labour and Social Security
In office
22 May 2019 – 9 December 2020
PresidentMustafa Akıncı
Ersin Tatar
Prime MinisterErsin Tatar
Preceded byZeki Çeler
Succeeded byKoral Çağman
Minister of Health
In office
16 April 2016 – 2 February 2018
PresidentMustafa Akıncı
Prime MinisterHüseyin Özgürgün
Preceded bySalih İzbul
Succeeded byFiliz Besim
Minister of Tourism
In office
15 July 2015 – 16 April 2016
PresidentMustafa Akıncı
Prime MinisterÖmer Kalyoncu
Preceded byMenteş Gündüz
Succeeded byFikri Ataoğlu
Member of the Assembly of Republic
Assumed office
28 July 2013
ConstituencyLefkoşa (2013, 2018)
Personal details
Born (1961-08-27) 27 August 1961 (age 60)
Polis, Cyprus
Political partyNational Unity Party

Faiz Sucuoğlu (born 27 August 1961) is a Turkish Cypriot politician who was the prime minister of Northern Cyprus from 5 November 2021 to 12 May 2022.

Biography[edit]

Sucuoğlu was born in Polis on 27 August 1961.[1] His father, Mehmet Salih Sucuoğlu (died 2018), later served as the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Settlement in Northern Cyprus.[2]

After graduating from Lefkoşa Türk Lisesi (Nicosia Turkish High School), he attained a scholarship from the German government to study medicine in that country. He completed his medical education by studying his final two years at the Istanbul University Çapa Faculty of Medicine. He then specialised in obstetrics and gynaecology at the Zeynep Kamil Hospital in Istanbul, and worked there after the completion of his training until 1993, when he returned to Cyprus. He subsequently served in the military and opened his private clinic, where he worked for 20 years.[3][1][4]

Career[edit]

He served as the head of the Lefkoşa District section of the National Unity Party between 2011 and 2013. He was elected to parliament, representing Lefkoşa for the UBP, in the 2013 election. He served as the Minister of Tourism in the Kalyoncu cabinet in 2013, and as the Minister of Health in the Özgürgün cabinet in 2016-2017. He was re-elected as an MP in 2018.[3]

He was elected as the leader of the UBP on 31 October 2021, garnering votes of 60.6% of the party members.[5]

Sucuoğlu formed a coalition government with the Democratic Party and became Prime Minister on 5 November 2021.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "İşte yeni vekiller". Yenidüzen. Retrieved 6 November 2021.
  2. ^ "Mehmet Salih Sucuoğlu hayatını kaybetti". Haber Kıbrıs. 30 November 2018. Retrieved 6 November 2021.
  3. ^ a b "UBP – DP koalisyonu KKTC'nin 25'inci hükümeti, Sucuoğlu 15'inci Başbakanı". Kıbrıs Postası. Retrieved 6 November 2021.
  4. ^ "Hizmet sırası onlarda". Star Kıbrıs. Retrieved 6 November 2021.
  5. ^ "UBP'nin yeni Genel Başkanı Faiz Sucuoğlu oldu". Kıbrıs Postası. Retrieved 6 November 2021.
  6. ^ "New coalition gov't formed in Northern Cyprus - World News". Hürriyet Daily News. Retrieved 6 November 2021.
Political offices
Preceded by Prime Minister of Northern Cyprus
2021–2022
Succeeded by