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Cypriot rescue mission to Turkey canceled

The reasons behind the decision, according to Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides

The Cypriot mission to Turkey will not depart after all, Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides announced on ANT1's midday show, explaining the reasons for the cancellation.

The Minister stated that the Cypriot delegation struggled to secure transportation to leave, adding that "while we ultimately had Romanian transport planes to take us, at the last minute we were told they could not, but we are informed that a statement is expected from Turkey indicating they do not want any more missions."

Kasoulides went on to say that efforts are being made to bring the mission to the country, but that "if Turkey officially says they don't need others, then we can't."

It should be noted that the mission consisted of 15 Civil Defence personnel, one permanent staff member, 12 volunteers, and two female volunteers, as well as a doctor and a nurse from the Ambulance Service.

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