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May 22, 2012 2:00 am

Israel Denies Report of Plans to Send Troops to Cyprus

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Israel's Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman. Photo: wiki commons.

IBT – Israel has denied a report by Turkish media that it plans to deploy 20,000 soldiers and commandos to Greek Cyprus in order to protect its energy projects there.

In a written statement, the Israeli foreign ministry declared that the claims by the Anatolia news agency were “baseless and disconnected from reality.”

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