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Turkey cancels EU lawmakers’ visit over Cypriot

EU candidate Turkey has postponed at the last minute a visit by a European Parliament delegation because of the inclusion of an outspoken Greek Cypriot lawmaker, officials on both sides said on Wednesday. The chairman of the EU legislature’s environment committee, Karl-Heinz Florenz, told Reuters Turkey had been irritated by the participation of Greek Cypriot member Marios Matsakis, who was detained for two days in Turkish Cypriot northern Cyprus earlier this year after an incident involving a flag. Full Story

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