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Rauf R. Denktash
Rauf R. Denktash

Rauf Raif Denktash (Rauf Raif Denktaş in Turkish; born January 27, 1924) is a Turkish-Cypriot political leader. He was the first president of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) until 2005, having served four five-year terms in that office. Download high resolution version (502x640, 29 KB)Photo of Rauf Denktaş. ... Download high resolution version (502x640, 29 KB)Photo of Rauf Denktaş. ... January 27 is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Turkish Cypriots are those inhabitants of Cyprus who are ethnically Turkish, as opposed to those who are of Greek (the Greek Cypriots) or other ethnicity. ... Official language Turkish Capital Nicosia (LefkoÅŸa) (35° 10′28″N, 33° 21′25″E) Founder Rauf DenktaÅŸ President Mehmet Ali Talat Prime Minister Ferdi Sabit Soyer House Speaker Fatma EkenoÄŸlu Area  - Total  - % water 3,355 km² 2. ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Early Career

Denktash was born in Paphos (known as Baf in Turkish), and graduated from the English School in Cyprus. Following his graduation he worked as a translator in Famagusta after that as a court clerk and then as a teacher for one year in the English School. He later went to London and trained first as a teacher and then as a barrister at Lincoln's Inn. He graduated in 1947 and returned home to practise as a lawyer. Paphos castle Petra tou romiou area in Paphos Pafos, usually written Paphos in English, (Greek: Πάφος, Páfos; Turkish: Baf) is a coastal town in the south-west of Cyprus. ... Famagusta (Greek: Αμμόχωστος, Ammochostos; Turkish: Gazimağusa) is a city on the east coast of Cyprus. ... Part of the London skyline viewed from the South Bank London is the most populous city in the European Union, with an estimated population on 1 January 2005 of 7. ... The examples and perspective in this article do not represent a worldwide view. ... Part of Lincolns Inn drawn by Thomas Shepherd c. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


In 1948 Denktash served as a member of the Consultative Assembly in search of self-government for Cyprus and became a member of the Turkish Affairs Committee. In 1949 he started working as a crown prosecutor, where he remained until 1958. In that capacity, he prosecuted some EOKA members who were found guilty and were executed by hanging, or imprisoned. 1948 (MCMXLVIII) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... EOKA (Greek: Εθνική Οργάνωσις Κυπρίων Αγωνιστών, Ethniki Organosis Kyprion Agoniston, in English National Organisation of Cypriot Fighters) was a Greek Cypriot military resistance organisation that fought for self-determination and for union with Greece in the mid- to late- 1950s. ...


Political Career

In 1957, Denktash helped found the Turkish Resistance Organization (TMT), an organization, that was formed to resist EOKA's struggle to proclaim ENOSIS (Union With Greece). In 1958, he attended the U.N. General Assembly on behalf of the Turkish-Cypriots, and in December of that year he advised the Turkish Government on the rights of Turkish-Cypriot people during the preparation of the Zürich Agreement (signed February 19, 1959). In 1960, Cyprus won independence from Britain, and the Republic of Cyprus was established. Denktash was elected as the President of the Turkish Communal Chamber. 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... United Nations General Assembly The United Nations General Assembly is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations. ... February 19 is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...


In November 1963 President Makarios gave for review to Turkey, Greece and Britain a document with a series of constitutional amendments designed to facilitate the workings of the state. The paramilitray action against the Turks in December 1963, after which Turkish-Cypriots withdrew from government. Upon these events, Denktash went to Ankara for consultation with Turkish government. His entry to the island was prohibited by the Greek-Cypriot leadership in years 1964-1968 due to his invlolvment with the TUrkish underground organition TMT. For other uses, see November (disambiguation). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Makarios was the adopted name of Mikhalis Khristodoulou Mouskos (August 13, 1913 - August 3, 1977). ... Look up December in Wiktionary, the free dictionary December is the twelfth and last month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... Ankara from the Atakule Tower, looking N-NE. Ankara is the capital of Turkey and the countrys second largest city after Ä°stanbul. ... Greek Cypriot refers to the Greek-speaking population of the island of Cyprus. ... For the Nintendo 64 emulator, see 1964 (Emulator). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ...


After the July 15, 1974 military coup in Cyprus, Turkey used it as an excuse to unilaterally intervene and land 40 000 troops on the north coast of Cyprus. Although during the military operation the dictatorship fell and constitutional order was restored to Cyprus, Turkey continued to advance. The Turkish army eventually took control 37% of the island in the following year and in 1976 he was elected President of the Turkish Federated State of Cyprus condemned by the U.N. and only recognized by Turkey. July 15 is the 196th day (197th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 169 days remaining. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ...


He was elected as the President for a second term in 1981. He played a key role in the 1983 proclamation of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) which is internationally recognized only by Turkey. He was elected as the President of TRNC in 1985, 1990, 1995, and 2000. 1981 (MCMLXXXI) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Wikisource has original text related to this article: Declaration of Independence of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Eight years after the Turkish Federative State of North Cyprus was proclaimed (in 1975), The UDI of North Cyprus was presented to the Northern Cypriot Parliament in North Nicosia by Turkish Cypriot... Official language Turkish Capital Nicosia (LefkoÅŸa) (35° 10′28″N, 33° 21′25″E) Founder Rauf DenktaÅŸ President Mehmet Ali Talat Prime Minister Ferdi Sabit Soyer House Speaker Fatma EkenoÄŸlu Area  - Total  - % water 3,355 km² 2. ... This article is about the year. ... This article is about the year. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


Denktash has been the chief negotiator in the United Nations sponsored peace talks since 1968. Over the years, various attempts by the United Nations, the United States, the European Union and Britain to resolve failed, which is partly attributed to him. The examples and perspective in this article do not represent a worldwide view. ... The examples and perspective in this article do not represent a worldwide view. ...


Other Information

His favourite pastimes include photography and writing. His photographs have been in exhibitions in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Italy, former republics of the Soviet Union, Poland, France, Austria and Turkey. He has written about fifty books in English and Turkish. Between the years 1949 and 1957 he wrote many articles for the newspaper Halkın Sesi (Voice of the Nation), published by Dr Fazil Küçük, the first Vice President of the Republic of Cyprus. Lens and mounting of a large format camera Wikibooks has more about this subject: Photography Photography is the process of making pictures by means of the action of light. ... In its final decades of its existence, the Soviet Union consisted of 15 Soviet Socialist Republics (SSR), often called simply Soviet republics. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dr Fazil Küçük (1906-1984) was the first and only Turkish Cypriot Vice President of the 1960 Republic of Cyprus. ...


Denktash has been the recipient of many awards and honorary doctorates given by various universities in Turkey, the TRNC and the United States. He is married and has one son and two daughters. He lost one son in a traffic accident and another son in tonsillectomy. His surviving son Serdar Denktash is also a politician, and as of 2004, he is the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the TRNC. An Honorary degree (Latin: honoris causa ad gradum) is a degree awarded to someone by an institution that he or she may have never attended, it may be a bachelors, masters or doctorate degree - however, the latter is most common. ... A tonsillectomy is a surgical procedure, during which the tonsils are removed. ... Serdar DenktaÅŸ, Deputy PM and Foreign Minister of the TRNC Seal of the Deputy PM and FM of the TRNC Serdar Denktash (Serdar DenktaÅŸ) is the one surviving son of the NOV 1983 - APR 2005 President of the de factoTurkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (Rauf DenktaÅŸ). He currently serves as...


Books by Denktash

  • Saadet Sırları - Secrets of Happiness, 1941
  • Ateşsiz Cehennem - Hell without Fire, 1944
  • Criminal Cases, 1953-54
  • A Handbook of Criminal Cases, 1955
  • 12'ye 5 Kala - 5 to 12, 1964-66
  • The Cyprus Problem, 1968
  • The Akritas Plan, 1968
  • A Short Discourse on Cyprus, 1972
  • Gençlerle Başbaşa - Alone with Yougsters, 1981
  • The Cyprus Triangle, 1982
  • Gençlerle Hasbihal - Conversation with the Youth, 1982
  • Cyprus Problem in a Nutshell, 1983
  • Gençlere Öğütler - Advice to the Youth, 1985
  • Kadın ve Dünya - Woman and The World, 1985
  • Kuran'dan İlhamlar - Inspiration from The Qur'an, 1986
  • İmtihan Dünyası - A World of Examination, 1986
  • Yarınlar İçin - For Tomorrow, 1986
  • UN Speeches on Cyprus, 1986
  • Seçenekler ve Kıbrıs Türkleri - The Options and The Turkish Cypriots, 1986
  • Cyprus, An Indictment and Defence, 1987
  • The Cyprus Problem 23rd Year, 1987
  • My Vision for Cyprus, 1988
  • Atatürk, Din ve Laiklik - Atatürk, Religion and Laïcité, 1989
  • Gençlerle Sohbet - Discussion with Youth, 1990
  • Kıbrıs'ta Bitmeyen Kavga - Unending Fight in Cyprus, 1991
  • Kıbrıs Davamız - Our Cyprus Issue, 1991
  • İlk Altı Ay - The First Six Months, 1991
  • What is the Cyprus Problem, 1991
  • A Challenge on Cyprus, 1990-91
  • Denktaş As A Photographer, Images From Northern Cyprus, 1991
  • The Cyprus Problem and the Remedy, 1992, Nicosia (Lefkoşa)
  • From My Album, 1992
  • O Günler - Those days, 1993, Nicosia
  • Images From Northern Cyprus, 1993
  • Vizyon - The Vision, 1994, Nicosia
  • Kapılar - The Doors, 1995, Nicosia
  • Observations on the Cyprus Dispute, 1996
  • Kıbrıs Meselesinde Son Durum - The Latest Situation in Cyprus Issue, 1996, Nicosia
  • Rum Yunan İkilisi: İstenmeyen Cumhuriyetten Nereye? - Rum Yunan Duo: Where to from the Unwanted Republic, 1996, Nicosia
  • Karkot Deresi - Karkot Stream, 1996
  • Rauf Denktaş'ın Hatıraları, 1964-74, I. cilt (1964) - Memoirs of Rauf Denktaş, 1964-74, volume I (1964), 1996
  • Rauf Denktaş'ın Hatıraları, 1964-74, II. cilt (1965), 1997
  • Rauf Denktaş'ın Hatıraları, 1964-74, III. cilt (1966), 1997
  • Rauf Denktaş'ın Hatıraları, 1964-74, IV. cilt (1967), 1997
  • Rauf Denktaş'ın Hatıraları, 1964-74, V. cilt (1968), 1997
  • Rauf Denktaş'ın Hatıraları, 1964-74, VI. cilt (1969), 1997
  • Rauf Denktaş'ın Hatıraları, 1964-74, VII. cilt (1970), 1997
  • Kalbimin Sesi - The voice of my heart, 1997
  • In Search of Justice, 1997
  • Rauf Denktaş'ın Hatıraları, 1964-74, VIII. cilt (1971-72), 1998
  • Rauf Denktaş'ın Hatıraları, 1964-74, IX. cilt (1973-74), 1999
  • Hatıralar, Toplayış, X. cilt - Memoirs, Putting It Together, vol X, 2000

Note: The translations of the titles in Turkish is not necessarily the actual English title


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Preceded by:
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President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
19852005
Succeeded by:
Mehmet Ali Talat

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Rauf Denktash - definition of Rauf Denktash in Encyclopedia (1090 words)
Rauf Raif Denktash (in Turkish spelled Denktaş; born January 27 1924) is a Turkish Cypriot political leader.
Denktash formed the National Unity Party, and in the following year and in 1976 he was elected President of the Turkish Federated State of Cyprus as the island was split into two sections.
Denktash has been the recipient of many awards and honorary doctorates given by various universities in Turkey, the TRNC and the United States.
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