British Bases in Cyprus use in Syria attacks limited, May assures Cyprus President

British Prime Minister Theresa May has assured during a telephone conversation on Saturday Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades that the use of British Bases in Cyprus for the attack on specific targets in Syria was limited, Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromou has said on Twitter.

“@theresa_may in telephone conversation briefed @AnastasiadesCY on the operation against chemical weapons and targets, with a clarification that there was a limited use of the bases,” Prodromou tweeted.

“She assured that Cyprus is under no danger,” he added.

Prodromou concluded his tweet noting that on his part President Anastasiades referred extensively on the Cyprus problem.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974 when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third.

President Anastasiades and Akinci have been engaged in UN-backed negotiations for a solution to the Cyprus problem. The latest round of talks took place in July 2017 at the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana but failed to yield any results. They are set to meet during a dinner hosted by the United Nations in Cyprus on Monday for the first time since.

UN talks aim at reuniting Cyprus, divided since the 1974 Turkish invasion, under a federal roof.

Source: Cyprus News Agency