Reports of Planned Turkish naval base stokes tension between Greek, Turkish Cypriots


Posted on December 05, 2018, 12:33 pm
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Ankara has so far not denied reports of plans to build the installation. In the last few years, the Turkish military has embarked on a new policy of building permanent overseas bases, including in Somalia and Qatar. Unconfirmed reports say a Turkish naval base is also under construction on a Sudanese island in the Red Sea.

Building a naval establishment on the contested Cyprus Island, analysts say, would be a controversial step.

Cyprus has been divided since a Turkish invasion following a Greek-inspired coup in 1974. Only the Greek Cypriot administration is internationally recognized.

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