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The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is a self-declared state that comprises the northeastern portion of the island of Cyprus. The TRNC is internationally recognized only by Turkey.
A united Cyprus gained independence from British rule in August 1960. Northern Cyprus is heavily dependent on Turkey for economic, political and military support. So far, international attempts to reach a solution to the Cyprus dispute have been unsuccessful. This page collates DW's latest content related to Northern Cyprus.
Ersin Tatar, a nationalist prime minister who favors stronger ties with Turkey, scored a surprise victory in a runoff election in breakaway northern Cyprus — ousting pro-unification incumbent president Mustafa Akinci.
The Turkish Cypriot presidential election is headed to a second round, no candidate bagged enough votes to claim outright victory. Incumbent Dervis Eroglu will go toe-to-toe with independent Mustafa Akinci in the runoff.