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Inside Britain’s Military Dictatorship in the Mediterranean

The UK retains two chunks of Cyprus for military and spying purposes, which are under the control of a Kafkaesque regime.

Declassified went to investigate what are, in effect, British colonies.

  • UK military controls 3% of Cyprus landmass
  • Executive power in the UK areas resides wholly in Ministry of Defence-appointed military officer
  • MoD in London ignores interview request, but press officer in Cyprus apparently knew Declassified was there
  • UK military sends alert across territory over presence of Declassified journalist
  • Turkish soldier greets Declassified at RAF base in Cyprus despite MoD claiming no foreign personnel based there

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