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16th Jan 2017

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Turkish Cypriots protest over religious controls

Hundreds of mostly young Turkish Cypriots took to the streets on Wednesday to protest against what they see as Turkish attempts to promote religion through cultural and sporting projects. A new coordination committee, set up to oversee funding of such projects, is headed by a Turkish national appointed by the Turkish government and is "all about religion", Turkish Cypriot lawmaker Zeki Celer told AP.

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