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Greece was prepared to send troops to Cyprus in1983 British documents reveal

Greece was prepared to send troops to Cyprus in1983 British documents reveal

An armed confrontation between Greek and Turkish soldiers on the island of Cyprus was a real possibility as recently as 1983, declassified documents have revealed. Papers released in London show that Greece’s then Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou was prepared to send troops to divided Eastern Mediterranean island after the Turkish community unexpectedly declared an independent

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