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Greece wants Turkey to recognize Cyprus

Greece wants Turkey to become a full-fledged European democracy and member of the European Union but insists Ankara must first recognize a reunified Cyprus, Greek Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis said. The Mediterranean island of Cyprus has been divided — into a Greek-Cypriot south and internationally isolated Turkish-Cypriot north — since Turkey invaded in 1974 after a short-lived coup backed by supporters of union with Greece. Turkey, which is seeking to join the EU, does not recognize the Republic of Cyprus in the south, which joined the EU two years ago. Full Story

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