First Woman Chief Justice in the History of the Supreme Court

The Supreme Judicial Council unanimously chose Narin Ferdi Şefik as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court yesterday. According to the statement from the Supreme Court, the decision was presented to the President for approval.

According to TRNC Constitution’s Article 141- Paragraph 6, “Assignments of the Chairman and the judges of the Supreme Court are approved by the President”.

Supreme Court President Şafak Öneri said that the Supreme Judicial Council consists of 12 members. 11 members with the exception of Şefik participated in voting and the decision was taken unanimously.