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Friday, February 25, 2005

'No Confirmation of Turkish Arms Transfer to N. Cyprus'

"'No Confirmation of Turkish Arms Transfer to N. Cyprus'
By Anadolu News Agency (aa)
Published: Friday 25, 2005

The US Department of State says it has no knowledge of reports that Turkey is transferring arms purchased from the US to northern Cyprus.
At a daily press conference at the State Department, reporters asked if the US was aware of the latest arms transfer from Turkey to Cyprus, which violates the terms of their agreement. The State Department issued a written statement in response that there is no information to confirm this claim. It was stated that the US has been opposing armament of the island and supports a solution based on the Annan plan that will bring the Cyprus issue, and its security problems, to a conclusion. "