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Russia might recognise state of “Northern Cyprus”, former Turkish security official claims

Featured Russia might recognise state of “Northern Cyprus”, former Turkish security official claims

Russia plans to recognise the pseudo-state of Northern Cyprus in exchange for Turkey offering its co-operation in the eastern Mediterranean, the former Turkish Homeland Security Chief claimed, according to Turkish Daily newspaper Sonzcu.

In a statement to the Turkish media outlet, Unal Atabay sad that “in order to lift the barriers in Syria and establish energy co-operation in the Mediterranean, Russia plans to recognise the so-called (Northern Republic of Cyprus). Similarly, Turkey may recognise Abkhazia.”

In addition, the former top Turkish official argued that Turkey may grant Russia a military base in the Occupied Territory of Cyprus, as well as a logistical base in Karpasia, in order for Moscow to use it to rebuild Syria.