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Cyprus to Send Security Forces to the Greek-Turkish Land Border

March 9, 2020

NICOSIA – Cyprus announced it will send security forces to the Greek-Turkish land border to help protect it. Greek government spokesman Kyriakos Kousios said in a statement that the decision to send the force was announced by Cypriot President Nicos Anastassiades to Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis during a telephone conversation the two had Sunday morning.

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades spoke on the phone with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Sunday, as he posted on Twitter, in order to inform him that Cyprus is ready to send security forces for the protection of Greek borders, that are also the borders of Europe.

Anastasiades added that his proposal has been accepted.

“The president’s proposal was gratefully accepted by Greece’s Prime Minister and, therefore, a force from Cyprus’ security forces will travel to Greece immediately to defend and guard Greece’s, and Europe’s, borders,” the Cyprus spokesman’s statement said.

The Greek government released a video purporting to show a Turkish armored vehicle trying to pull down part of border fence with a rope. It claimed the vehicle was partly purchased with EU border funds. The Associated Press could not verify the authenticity of the video. There was no immediate comment from Turkish officials.

Greece also arrested five migrants overnight.

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