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Osman Nejat Konuk who was the first Prime Minister of the Turkish Cypriot Federated State and the Second Prime Minister of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, has passed away.

Konuk, who was 86 years old, was being treated for cancer and passed away in his home in Istanbul last night.

Nejat Konuk will be laid to rest with a state funeral in TRNC and the program of the funeral ceremony will be announced in the coming days.

Nejat Konuk was elected as the Speaker of the Assembly of Turkish Cypriot Federated State in 1982. He was the member of Constituent Assembly set up on 6 December 1983. Konuk was in charge as Prime Minister in the Constituent Government between 13 December 1983 and 19 July 1985.

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