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Government, Defense

Greek Cypriots, military organizations, Nicosia, troops, army

The Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities have separate military organizations, the former aided by Greece, the latter by Turkey, which maintained about 30,000 troops on the island in 1996. The Greek Cypriots maintained an army of about 10,000 members and a paramilitary police force of about 3,700. Turkish Cypriot forces totaled about 4,000. The UN stationed a peacekeeping force on Cyprus in 1963 with headquarters in Nicosia; in 1996 this force totaled about 1,200 members.



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