Turkish Cypriot Premier resigns
Leader of National Unity Party (UBP) and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Prime Minister Irsen Kucuk has resigned his post as required by law in the wake of his government's downfall on Wednesday by a motion of no confidence, Anadolu Agency reported.
Kucuk submitted his resignation to President Dervis Eroglu during a short meeting on Thursday.
Kucuk said he was fulfilling his constitutional obligation. His cabinet will continue to serve until Eroglu gives the mandate for a new government.
"Mr President ought to decide impartially and in accordance with the constitution," Kucuk said.
"He should carefully manage the current process so that the country is not left without a government and people can continue to live as normal."
The UBP government, on duty since May 17, 2010, lost its majority as 8 parliamentarians resigned from the party on May 26. TRNC parliament accepted the motion of censure by 27 votes out of 50 and called for early elections on July 28.