Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Cyprus

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Cyprus

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1997

Jan. 20: Turkish president Suleyman Demirel announced that Turkey planned to build air and naval bases on Cyprus and would organize a joint military force with the Turkish-Cypriot military. [1/21 FT]

Feb. 2: It was reported that Greek-Cypriot president Glavkos Kliridhis had promised US officials not to deploy Greek warplanes in Cyprus for the duration of his 13-month term. [2/2 WP]

Feb. 6: Along the "Green Line" near Louroujina, Greek-Cypriot civilians and Turkish-Cypriot soldiers exchanged fire, wounding one Greek Cypriot. One report stated that the Greek Cypriots entered the Green Line in order to remove a Turkish flag from a military post. Greek-Cypriot sources said the incident was a hoax created by the Turkish Cypriots. [2/7 FBIS]

Feb. 11: It was reported that the central bank was implementing new rules that would raise from 49 to 100 percent the foreign investment permissible in certain industries. [2/11 FT]

Feb. 24: Foreign ministers of the European Union introduced a motion that would include Turkish Cypriots in EU-Cyprus accession negotiations. …

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