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Government describes as overt provocation lighting up of Turkish flag
2003-10-29 14:14:34

Nicosia, Oct 29 (CNA) - The Cyprus government described the lighting up of the giant Turkish flag on the Turkish occupied Pentadaktylos mountainside as the most overt provocation lately on the part of the illegal regime.

Government Spokesman Kypros Chrysostomides said "it is a brutal provocation which does not contribute at all in creating a climate of cooperation and promoting the good intentions of our side for a solution to the (Cyprus) problem".

He also said the lighting up "was done with the approval and support of the occupation regime and the occupation leader (Rauf Denktash) also offered money" for the operation.

According to the Turkish Cypriot press the so-called authorities performed a test run on the gigantic flag on Monday night. The flag was painted on the side of Pentadaktylos in 1985.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974 when Turkish troops invaded and occupied 37 percent of the island's territory.

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