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State Department need not be at odds with itself on Republic of Cyprus policy

In 1987, the U.S. Department of State placed the Republic of Cyprus on a list of countries to which sales and transfers of defense articles and services is prohibited under the International Trade in…

  • Rep. Gus Bilirakis and Nick Larigakis
  • The Hill

The reason for the prohibition has never been clear.  However, it appears to have been imposed in the erroneous belief that it would somehow encourage Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots to…

In December 2018, members of Congress (including this commentary’s co-author) sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in which the Department of State was urged to remove Cyprus from the…

The members asserted…

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