RealNews

Cyprus condemns anti-Turk attack

The Cypriot Government has condemned an attack by Greek Cypriots on a group of Turkish Cypriots who tried to visit their old home on the Greek side of the divided island. The attack, in the southern port city of Limassol, came as thousands of Greek and Turkish Cypriots continued to cross the island’s dividing line for the first time in nearly 30 years. Justice Minister Doros Theodorou described the attack as “unacceptable and dangerous” and said such incidents would not be tolerated under any circumstances. The decision to ease the restrictions, taken by the Turkish Cypriot authorities, has been cautiously welcomed by the Greek side. However, the Greeks blame the Turkish Cypriots for the failure of the peace process which would have led to the reunification of the island prior to EU membership in two years’ time. Meanwhile, Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul said Ankara would take “fresh steps” to bring about a permanent solution. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.