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 state in the north.

He made the offer of military support to Spyros Kyprianou, the then leader of the Greek-Cypriot administration, at an emergency meeting in Athens just hours after the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) was proclaimed on Nov. 15, 1983.

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  1. Duke St. MamasDuke St. Mamas said:

    This just in: turkish troops have been on the island of cyprus for more than FOURTY YEARS!!!!

  2. Duke St. MamasDuke St. Mamas said:

    And are also responsible for the decades long division..

    So sources say…

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