Thursday, August 29, 2013

Cyprus and the Syrian crisis

Once again the Island of Cyprus hits the International News headlines, this time regarding the ongoing crisis in Syria. According to the Cyprus Mail.......

"Britain is sending six RAF Typhoon jets to Cyprus as a defensive measure amid growing tensions over Syria and talks of Western military intervention. Cyprus is a mere 100km from the Syrian coast and the city of Latakia, Assad’s hometown and recently re-captured by government forces.

With two sovereign bases in Cyprus, the UK is also taking steps to increase security and military forces on the island. While the Cypriot Foreign Minister, Ioannis Kasoulides has stated that he does not expect the UK sovereign bases to play a major part in a military strike, it seems naïve to think so."

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