HL Deb 09 July 2002 vol 637 c80WA
Lord Kilclooney

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many troops the guarantor powers of Greece and Turkey have on the island of Cyprus. [HL4861]

The Minister for Trade (Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean)

The 1960 Treaty of Alliance allows for there to be 950 Greek troops and 650 Turkish troops on Cyprus. The actual numbers of Greek and Turkish national forces on the island are a matter of dispute between the various parties concerned. No authoritative figures are available.