About 220 Turkish army officers and men arrived in Cyprus on Wednesday (23 Feb.) to replace a similar number in the battalion stationed on the island under the 1960 independence agreements.
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SV UN Security forces watching unloading
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SV UN soldiers and MPs at checkpoint
LV Troops disembark from ship and board army buses (3 shots)
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GV Jeeps arriving in Turkish quarter
SV Schoolchildren applauding
SV Commander being presented with flowers
SV Lines of troops at attention
GV Line of troops and commander shake hands
GV Trucks moving off to barracks
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Background: About 220 Turkish army officers and men arrived in Cyprus on Wednesday (23 Feb.) to replace a similar number in the battalion stationed on the island under the 1960 independence agreements.
The operation was supervised by United Nations troops stationed on ???and as a peace-keeping force. Armed soldiers guarded the convoy ???ucks which took the Turkish troops from Famagusta harbour to Nicosia.
In Nicosia, the new troops were greeted by crowds of cheering Turkish-Cypriots. The commanding officer was presented with flowers from schoolchildren as a band played in the Turkish quarter of the capital.
The Turkish troops arrived in Cyprus at a time when tension over President Makarios rejection of Greek Government suggestions for a cabinet reshuffle has increased. Recent demonstrations for and against the President have led to strict security precautions on the island.