Cyprus: New Fish in the Lake?

At Nicosia airport last week, thousands gathered to cheer the return from Moscow of Cyprus' Foreign Minister Spyros Kyprianou. In his briefcase was the aid agreement signed the day before.

According to Kyprianou, Russia would soon be supplying not only mon ey, but arms as well in the struggle to outmaneuver the Turkish minority on the island. Since the Greek Cypriots were already adequately stocked with enough firepower to destroy the Turkish Cypriots, some experts assumed that the deal might involve radar equipment and antiaircraft weapons sophisticated enough to prevent Turkish planes from resuming their forays from the mainland 40...

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