Brexit Raises Questions About U.K. Sovereign Bases on Cyprus

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Cyprus and the U.K. will begin talks next week on the status of the two British sovereign bases on the eastern Mediterranean island after Brexit, Cypriot Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides said.

“It matters for Cyprus if it’s a hard or soft Brexit,” Kasoulides said in a telephone interview.

Agreement between the U.K. and Cyprus on the status of the bases will be part of the withdrawal deal, Kasoulides said.

Apologo 1aThe two sovereign bases, which cover 3 percent of the geographically strategic island, are home to Cypriot citizens as well as U.K. soldiers.

If the U.K. walks away from Brexit talks without a deal, any agreement between Cyprus and Britain won’t go into…

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