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Sunday, November 15, 1998 Published at 14:05 GMT


World: Europe

Northern Cyprus celebrates fifteen years


In northern Cyprus, Turkish Cypriots have been marking the fifteenth anniversary of their breakaway state.

Amid continuing tensions over the plans by the Cypriot government in Nicosia to buy new missiles from Russia, a senior Turkish general, attending the commemorations, yesterday again warned of retaliation if the missiles are deployed.

The Greek Cypriot community meanwhile has been holding protest events against the celebrations in northern Cyprus and the Turkish invasion of 1974.

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