Hüseyin Özgürgün

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Hüseyin Özgürgün
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Prime Minister of Northern Cyprus
In office
16 April 2016 – 2 February 2018
PresidentMustafa Akıncı
Preceded byÖmer Kalyoncu
Succeeded byTufan Erhürman
In office
23 April 2010 – 17 May 2010
PresidentMehmet Ali Talat
Preceded byDerviş Eroğlu
Succeeded byİrsen Küçük
Leader of the National Unity Party
In office
31 August 2013 – 30 October 2018
Preceded byİrsen Küçük
Succeeded byErsin Tatar
In office
11 February 2006 – 16 December 2006
Preceded byDerviş Eroğlu
Succeeded byTahsin Ertuğruloğlu
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
4 May 2009 – 13 June 2013
PresidentMehmet Ali Talat
Derviş Eroğlu
Prime MinisterDerviş Eroğlu
İrsen Küçük
Preceded byTurgay Avcı
Succeeded byKutlay Erk
Member of the Assembly of Republic
Assumed office
6 December 1998
ConstituencyLefkoşa (1998, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2013, 2018)
Personal details
Born1965 (age 56–57)
Nicosia, Cyprus
Political partyNational Unity Party
Residence(s)North Nicosia, Northern Cyprus
Alma materAnkara 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[edit]

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[edit]

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. He is known to accept bribes from various business people in the country during his career. Currently he is with an arrest warrant in Cyprus thus continuing his life in Turkey.


  1. ^ https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:F6JZcU6WXqMJ:ap.ohchr.org/documents/E/HRC/c_gov/A_HRC_16_G_14.pdf+H%C3%BCseyin+%C3%96zg%C3%BCrg%C3%BCn&hl=en&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESjhp_qTwQSYltzMvs6vE86m8RXGBymp_SZZP0nvdVX0XvOvOljhupd-JW_AGEZR2-vSJdBI8N2UT3ie-fzrv0jJyOT-jBP3EgfZlnQfvxuqC_SP4qybxbx8XWRJ4qTwPB8JYG27&sig=AHIEtbT5GmBEGR_Qgpdhk1nGeWxZsOds4Q
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 October 2011. Retrieved 24 April 2010.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 August 2011. Retrieved 1 June 2011.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ a b "UBP'nin yeni Genel Başkanı Özgürgün oldu". Hürriyet Daily News. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
Political offices
Preceded by Prime Minister of Northern Cyprus

Succeeded by
Preceded by Prime Minister of Northern Cyprus
Succeeded by