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March 13, 2002 | From Associated Press
Former President Spyros Kyprianou, a leader of hard-line Greek Cypriots opposed to the war-divided island's breakaway Turkish state, died Tuesday at a Nicosia hospital. He was 69. Kyprianou, who was hospitalized Saturday, died of pelvic cancer. He was president for 11 years until 1988 and remained a powerful voice opposed to concessions to the Turkish Cypriot minority. Cyprus has been divided since the Turkish army invaded in July 1974 and seized the northern third of the island.
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March 13, 2002 | From Associated Press
Former President Spyros Kyprianou, a leader of hard-line Greek Cypriots opposed to the war-divided island's breakaway Turkish state, died Tuesday at a Nicosia hospital. He was 69. Kyprianou, who was hospitalized Saturday, died of pelvic cancer. He was president for 11 years until 1988 and remained a powerful voice opposed to concessions to the Turkish Cypriot minority. Cyprus has been divided since the Turkish army invaded in July 1974 and seized the northern third of the island.
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April 9, 1999 | REBECCA TROUNSON and RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Seeking relief from NATO's bombs, Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic has turned to a lawmaker from a tiny island nation with its own recent history of ethnic bloodshed. Spyros Kyprianou, the parliament speaker of Cyprus who arrived in Belgrade on Thursday to try to free three captured U.S. servicemen, represents a country with close ties to the United States and solid credentials for joining the European Union.
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April 9, 1999 | REBECCA TROUNSON and RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Seeking relief from NATO's bombs, Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic has turned to a lawmaker from a tiny island nation with its own recent history of ethnic bloodshed. Spyros Kyprianou, the parliament speaker of Cyprus who arrived in Belgrade on Thursday to try to free three captured U.S. servicemen, represents a country with close ties to the United States and solid credentials for joining the European Union.
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December 13, 1987 | Associated Press
President Spyros Kyprianou left the hospital Friday after suffering a heart attack two weeks ago. Kyprianou, 55, will travel to London for further tests, an official source was quoted as saying.
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January 11, 1987 | From Reuters
A special Soviet envoy will visit Cyprus this week for talks with President Spyros Kyprianou on Moscow's proposals to solve the divided island's problems, the Soviet Embassy said Friday.
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December 24, 1987 | Associated Press
President Spyros Kyprianou met with his Council of Ministers on Wednesday, one day after returning from London where he was treated for a heart attack. "I am fully recovered and feel better than before," said the 55-year-old president, who was stricken Nov. 27.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1987 | From Reuters
President Spyros Kyprianou, who suffered a heart attack last month, left Tuesday for medical treatment and tests in London, a government statement said. Kyprianou, 55, who is campaigning for reelection in a poll next February, was admitted to a hospital Nov. 27 with chest pains.
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December 8, 1985 | Associated Press
Greek Cypriots elect a Parliament today, with two opposition parties hoping to gain enough strength to force President Spyros Kyprianou to include them in peace talks with the island's Turkish Cypriot minority. Kyprianou's governing Democratic Party is facing a strong challenge from the right-wing Democratic Rally Party led by Glafkos Clerides, and the pro-Moscow Communist Party headed by Ezekias Papaioannou.
NEWS
May 6, 1985
Turkish Cypriots voted overwhelmingly for a new constitution for their self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Referendum officials said the "yes" vote was about 70% in early returns and the turnout was about 70% of the 92,000 eligible voters. Only Turkey recognizes the republic, declared by Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash in 1983. The island has been effectively partitioned since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied the northern third. In January, U.N.
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June 22, 1986
Two Cypriot engineering students abducted in Muslim West Beirut in April were released in good health and flown home, only hours after two freed French hostages returned to Paris. A Cypriot government spokesman said Stavros Yiannaki and Panayotis Tirkas were freed after the "personal mediation" of Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat, in response to an appeal by Cypriot President Spyros Kyprianou.
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