May 22 2019

Turkish Cypriot parties agree on a new coalition government

Two political parties in Northern Cyprus on Tuesday have agreed to form a new coalition government following the collapse of previous four-party coalition, Anadolu Agency reported citing Turkish Agency Cyprus (TAK).

The National Unity Party (UBP) and the People’s Party (HP) are expected to hand the new cabinet list to President Mustafa Akıncı on Wednesday.

The prime minster of the breakaway state on the northern part of Cyprus, which is recognised only by Turkey, resigned on May 9, after Serdar Denktas, the leader of Democratic Party, stepped down as finance minister of the ruling coalition and Kudret Özersay, the leader of HP who acted