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Derviş Eroğlu


Incumbent
Assumed office 
5 May 2009
President Mehmet Ali Talat
Preceded by Ferdi Sabit Soyer
In office
16 August 1996 – 13 January 2004
President Rauf Denktaş
Preceded by Hakki Atun
Succeeded by Mehmet Ali Talat
In office
19 July 1985 – 1 January 1994
President Rauf Denktaş
Preceded by Mustafa Çagatay
Succeeded by Hakki Atun

Born 1938
Famagusta, Cyprus
Political party National Unity Party
Alma mater Istanbul University

Dr. Derviş Eroğlu (born 1938) is a political figure in the de facto Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). He was Prime Minister of the entity from 1985 to 1994 and from 1996 to 2004, and leader of the National Unity Party. His party won the general elections in 2009 and Eroğlu became Prime Minister again. [1]

Born in Famagusta, Cyprus in 1938, he studied medicine at Istanbul University, Turkey.

He entered the Assembly of the Republic of Northern Cyprus of the then-Turkish Federated State of Northern Cyprus in 1976, serving as Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports during 1976-77. He served as a member of the de facto TRNC Constituent Assembly in November 1983.[2] As the leader of the National Unity Party, he was appointed TRNC Prime Minister in four successive governments between 1985 and 1993 (He was opposition leader between 1994 and 1996), and from 1996 until his party lost the general election to the Republican Turkish Party under Mehmet Ali Talat in 2004. Eroğlu's UBP won the majority in the parliament in elections of 18th April 2009; by 44% of the general vote and Eroğlu became prime minister again after 5 years.[3]

On November 21, 2005, Eroğlu resigned as leader of the National Unity Party, stating that "it was time for younger blood to take control". Re-elected to the chair in November 2008. [4]

Eroğlu is married, has four children and three grandchildren.[5]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ferdi Sabit Soyer
Prime Minister of Northern Cyprus
2009 – present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Hakkı Atun
Prime Minister of Northern Cyprus
1996 – 2004
Succeeded by
Mehmet Ali Talat
Preceded by
Mustafa Çağatay
Prime Minister of Northern Cyprus
1985 – 1994
Succeeded by
Hakkı Atun
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