Population of North Cyprus is Unknown

Minister for the Interior Ayşegül Baybars has said that she does not know the exact population numbers in North Cyprus.

Pointing out the importance of shaping a policy on the issue of population, Baybars argued that this was not possible within a year, because “the problem was that there were many unregistered persons when we came into government”. She also said:

A registration system should be created in order to be able to talk about the population. At the moment there are 53 thousand registered students. There are 7-8 thousand employees with a work permit and persons accompanying their spouse. We have started building the registration mechanism”.