Turkey will increase troop numbers in Cyprus: Erdogan

Turkey will increase troop numbers in Cyprus: ErdoganTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed that Ankara will increase rather than reduce its troops numbers in Cyprus, a move that could further set back attempts to reunify the divided Mediterranean island. In comments published in Turkish media Monday, Erdogan added that Turkey had no need for a naval base on Cyprus as mooted in some reports but could establish such a facility if it was necessary from a “psychological” point of view. While Turkish Cypriots were overwhelmingly in favour of the plan, Greek Cypriots voted against.



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