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Rauf DENKTAS

politician

Rauf R DENKTAS was a Turkish Cypriot politician, barrister and jurist who served as the founding President of Northern Cyprus. He occupied this position as the President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

Background

DENKTAS, Rauf R was born on January 27, 1924 in Ktima, Paphos. Parents: Judge M Raifbey.

Education

The English School, Nicosia. Lincoln’s Inn, London.

Career

President Federation of Turkish Cypriot Associations, 1958-1960. President, Turkish Communal Chamber, 1960, re-elected 1970. Vice-President of Cyprus, 1973-1975.

President, Turkish Federated State of Cyprus, 1975-1983. President, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, since 1983. Law practice, Nicosia, 1947-1949.

Junior Crown Counsel, 1949. Crown Counsel, 1952; Acting Solicitor-Gen., 1956-1958.

Works

  • Secrets of Happiness, 1943. Hell Without Fire, 1944. A Handbook of Criminal Cases, 1955.Five Minutes to Twelve, 1966. The AKRITAS Plan, 1972. A Short Discourse on Cyprus, 1972.The Cyprus Problem, 1973. A Discourse with Youth, 1981. The Cyprus Triangle, 1982.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading, writing, sea sports, shooting, photography.

Connections

Spouse Aydin Munir, 1949. Children: two son (one deceased), two d.

spouse:
Aydin Munir