Cyprus pro­to­col ‘de­vel­oped’

Financial Mirror (Cyprus) - - CYPRUS -

The farm­ers’ sense of in­se­cu­rity is com­pounded by los­ing their orig­i­nal lands af­ter Turkey’s 1974 in­va­sion of Cyprus, which came in re­sponse to a Greece-spon­sored mil­i­tary coup.

Dis­placed from what is now the Turk­ish-oc­cu­pied north of the is­land, Fo­tiou and Pier­oua said their fam­i­lies were among some 1,000 peo­ple re-homed in Avdi­mou, many of whom came to farm on Akrotiri base.

Ne­go­ti­a­tions be­tween Lon­don and Brus­sels over an EU with­drawal agree­ment have been run­ning par­al­lel to talks be­tween Bri­tain and Cyprus, which joined the EU in 2004, on an an­nex to the main exit deal.

Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May told par­lia­ment last week that

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