Israel-Cyprus: Foreign Ministry Statement

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)
11 November 1998

The Foreign Ministry spokesman would like to clarify that the stories recently distributed regarding the claim that Israel has been spying on Turkey’s behalf in Cyprus have no basis in fact. The spokesman added: Following a thorough clarification and investigation conducted since the arrests, I can declare that the two Israelis arrested in Cyprus did not act against Cyprus nor on behalf of Turkey, in any manner. The friendly relations expressed, among other ways, in the recent visit of the President of the State of Israel to Cyprus, will continue and will be strengthened. Any further steps that may need to be taken in this matter, will take place through the appropriate channels.