Cyprus president provides COVID-19 med supplies to Turkish Cypriots

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NICOSIA, April 11 (Xinhua) -- Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades responded positively to a request by the leader of the estranged Turkish Cypriot community to provide medicines and protective gear to help them in the fight against coronavirus, a statement by the government spokesman said on Saturday.

Government spokesman Kyriakos Kousios' written statement said the gear requested by Turkish Cypriots will be dispatched next week.

The spokesman's statement said that President Anastasiades discussed over the telephone with Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci developments concerning the spread of coronavirus on the island.

"The two leaders expressed their concern about developments in relation to the spread of coronavirus on the island. Anastasiades and Akinci agreed to be in constant touch about this issue and to strengthen the efforts of the bi-communal Technical Committee on Health," the statement said.

The Cyprus island has been divided along ethnic lines since 1974 when Turkey intervened militarily following a coup by Athens-backed Greek Cypriots. Enditem

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