Cyprus

House of Lords written question – answered on 30th March 2009.

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Photo of Lord Kilclooney Lord Kilclooney Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many troops of each of the Guarantor Powers are in Cyprus; and how many troops Greece and Turkey are allowed to have in Cyprus in accordance with the Treaty of Guarantee.

Photo of Lord Malloch-Brown Lord Malloch-Brown Minister of State, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Minister of State (Africa, Asia and the UN)

There are no government estimates of the number of Turkish or Greek troops in Cyprus and we have no means of independently estimating this number. There are currently some 3,400 UK Armed Forces personnel based in Cyprus. There is no mention of troop numbers in the Treaty of Guarantee.

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