Turkish Cyprus cancels military exercise

Published 20.10.2010 13:23

Turkish Cypriot officials have decided to call off this year's planned military exercise "Toros", in a move to make better the political climate of the ongoing reunification talks, a senior Turkish Cypriot official announced on Monday.

Greek Cypriot administration had also cancelled the annual Nikiforos exercise planned for this year. Toros and Nikiforos war games had last been carried out in 2007.

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Presidency spokesman Osman Ertug said that this year's maneuvers had been cancelled following consultations with mainland Turkey, the guarantor power of Cyprus.

Toros military exercise was planned to be performed every year jointly by Turkish Peace Force in Cyprus and TRNC Security Forces Command.

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