With nearly all ballots counted, Akinci took 60.38 percent of vote, followed by incumbent President Dervis Eroglu with 39.62 percent.
Dervis Eroglu says Turkish Cypriots should have a deal which is based on 'existing realities'.
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus President Dervis Eroglu becomes first candidate to put his name forward to fight April 2015 election
Dervis Eroglu says there cannot be another 50 years without a solution on the disputed Cyprus island.
Turkish premier calls for joint committee to share resources on Cyprus, calls for restart of unification talks
"This is a red line for us," Environment Minister says. "We are determined to take steps to protect our rights."
Turkish Cypriots have rights to natural resources of Cyprus and will not give them up: Minister of Environment and Natural Resources of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Turkish Parliament Speaker Cemil Cicek, Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc were in Lefkosa to celebrate the 31st anniversary of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Turkey's Parliament Speaker Cicek said any peace agreement should provide equal rights to Turkish Cypriots.
Tomorrow is the 31st anniversary of the foundation of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Still unrecognized, its citizens – proud of their identity – talk about the struggles they face.
The President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Dervis Eroglu has urged U.S. Vice President Joe Biden to convince Greek Cypriots for talks.
The Turkish navy is authorized to take action if necessary against Cypriot or Israeli vessels in the Mediterranean, the commander of Turkish navy said in a meeting
Turkish Cypriots now find themselves in a state of soul-searching. The debate has also highlighted the attitudes of mainland Turkey media towards the KKTC.
Our southern neighbors use every excuse to suspend peace talks, and leave the negotiation table, Turkish Cypriot leader Eroglu says
The announcement comes after Greece's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos had an extensive telephone conversation with Greek Cypriot Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides.
Egypt's post-coup president Abdal-Fattah al-Sisi's comments were supported by the United Arab Emirates and Iran.
The Turkish General Staff said it is watching the Bahamas-registered SAIPEM-10000 drillship off Cyprus' southern coast.
Turkish Foreign Ministry objects to "one-sided" hydrocarbon exploration by Greek Cyprus in Block 9.
Turkish Cypriot Chief Negotiator in the Cyprus peace talks Dr Kudret Ozersay's reformist "Toparlaniyoruz" (Let's Get It Together) movement, has made him a popular figure among the masses of Turkish Cypriots.
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus objects to hydrocarbon exploration by Greek Cyprus in Block 9.
Dimitris Vasiliou was prevented from attending the match by Greek Cypriot far-right fanatics who had surrounded his home in the Greek Cypriot-controlled southern Cypurs.