Cyprus: Shots in the Orchard

The most serious outbreak of fighting in 14 months flared last week on the bloodied island of Cyprus. It came at the east coast port city of Famagusta, where 3,000 Turkish Cypriots are holed up in the city's old fortress and another 3,000 control three small suburban villages. The far more numerous Greek Cypriots hold everything else, and for months both sides have been elbowing for better tactical positions, often building bunkers within 50 yds. of each other.

Early last week a Greek Cypriot patrol probed into a Turkish orchard, drew immediate...

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