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Nicosia, Cyprus — Greece warned to keep troops off of Cyrpus
Turkish-Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash warned Greece Sunday against sending troops to the Greek-Cypriot sector of Cyprus, implying such a move would risk war between Greece and Turkey.
Denktash was responding to press reports that Greece was considering sending troops to back up the 10,000-strong Greek-Cypriot National Guard following the Turkish-Cypriot declaration of independence last November.
Cyprus President Spyros Kyprianou's government, widely recognized as the legitimate Cyprus administration, is expected to call for a UN Security Council meeting following an exchange of ambassadors between Turkey and the Turkish Cypriots last week.