Behind the scenes of TRNC Prime Minister Saner’s resignation
October 13, 2021
TRNC Prime Minister Ersan Saner announced the resignation of the UBP-DP-YDP coalition government. What were the main reasons that led the government to resign? Cumhuriyet.com.tr took the pulse of the political backstages in Nicosia.
TRNC Prime Minister Ersan Saner , three parties that are government partners on the island; National Unity Party (UBP) , Democratic Party (DP) and Rebirth Party (YDP) between the government’s resignation, citing the problems of the TRNC President Ersin Tatar ‘has announced that it offers.
In his message, where he offered his thanks to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Vice President Fuat Oktay , Saner said, “I did everything I could to embrace everyone, despite all the injustices, conspiracies and attempts to prevent me.”
After this new government crisis in the TRNC, eyes were once again turned to the lobby. It is among the information that UBP and DP will form a new government with the support of Bertan Zaroğlu , who left the Rebirth Party and founded the Nation Party .
Nicosia-based Journalist Nazar Erişkin evaluated the latest developments in TRNC politics to Cumhuriyet.com.tr .
“The UBP-DP-YDP government was a minority government established after a highly controversial process. The congress process in the National Unity Party could not be completed in the second round, when both candidates were withdrawn. It brought controversy.”
“After an unfinished congress process that disturbed the party base, Ersan Saner, who was the Secretary General of the UBP, first became the party chairman and then became the prime minister. This government is a government he established, a tripartite minority government…”
HARD CRITICAL FROM DENKTAS
“There have been many problems since the establishment of the government. For example, a quorum of 26 was required to convene the General Assembly of the Assembly of the Republic, but this could not be achieved frequently. Lastly, this legislative year, although it started at the beginning of October, could not carry out any legislative activity, because The government has never reached this quorum.”
“Two of the three partners that make up the government, namely the junior partners, the Democrat Party and the Rebirth Party do not hold their positions at the time the government was formed. The Democrat Party is represented by 3 deputies. One of them is Serdar Denktaş, the son of Rauf Denktaş, who is well-known to the Turkish public. He says the government is outdated and criticizes it fiercely. Denktaş has recently come to the fore with allegations that the government delayed the construction of his father’s mausoleum, which was carried out in partnership with the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) and the Nicosia Turkish Municipality.”
ZAROĞLU’S NATIONAL PARTY
“Another partner, the Rebirth Party, created a new party from within itself. Bertan Zaroğlu resigned from the party and decided to continue on his way independently. He founded another party called the Nation Party. The YDP was represented by 2 deputies and the DP by 3 deputies. Ben Ersan Saner as prime minister. I was the last journalist to host the conference. He left the studio he entered as the general secretary during the last congress, as the president. This is an extremely interesting situation, because he left our studio, which he entered as the chairman, with the resignation of the government. A new government crisis awaits the TRNC…”