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US: Press report of a naval base in Turkish occupied areas untrue
2006-01-23 12:32:46

Nicosia, Jan 23 (CNA) – The US Embassy in Nicosia has described as untrue a report in the Turkish Cypriot press that the US intends to establish a naval base in the Turkish occupied north of Cyprus for its 6th fleet ships.

In a statement, the Embassy said “there is simply no truth to this report”, adding that “the US government has a long standing policy of opposing the militarization of Cyprus”.

It also added that the US government “remains committed to the reunification of the island through a bizonal, bicommunal federation, established by a negotiated agreement supported by majorities on both sides”.

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