Arms Embargo

Turkey Slams U.S. Decision to Ease Its Arms Embargo on Cyprus – Bloomberg

Turkey condemned the U.S. for easing a decades-old arms embargo on Cyprus, saying the move could fuel already heightened tensions over territorial disputes in the energy-rich eastern Mediterranean. The Foreign Ministry urged Washington to reverse course, saying the decision “poisoned the atmosphere of peace and stability in the region and violated the spirit of the …

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Turkey slams US over lifting Cyprus arms embargo, Nicosia welcomes decision – DW

Turkey on Wednesday called on the US to review its decision to partially lift an arms embargo imposed on Cyprus in the late 1980s. The Turkish Foreign Ministry criticized Washington’s move as one that would hurt efforts to reunify the Mediterranean island and harm regional stability. “In a period in which efforts are being made to …

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US lifts Cyprus arms embargo as Turkey fumes – Financial Mirror

The US Congress has lifted a 32-year-long arms embargo on Cyprus, defying Turkey as it seeks closer ties with Nicosia at a time of renewed regional tensions. Turkey warned that the US moves to lift the arms embargo would undermine efforts to reunite the island and create a “dangerous escalation.” The US decision “will have …

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