Hüseyin Özgürgün

Hüseyin Özgürgün
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
Acting
PresidentMehmet Ali Talat
Preceded byDerviş Eroğlu
Succeeded byİrsen Küçük
Personal details
Born1965 (age 52–53)
Nicosia, Cyprus
Political partyNational Unity Party
ResidenceNorth 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

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]