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Turkey Criticizes US Move to End Defense Trade Limit on Cyprus

  • Decision is a potential impediment to US fighter jet sales
  • Ankara warns of potential arms race on divided Cyprus
Security outposts lying off both sides of the United Nations Buffer Zone in Nicosia. 

Security outposts lying off both sides of the United Nations Buffer Zone in Nicosia. 

Photographer: Amir Makar/AFP/Getty Images

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Turkey criticized a US move to lift defense trade restrictions for Cyprus, setting up a potential new rift in Ankara’s bid to buy US fighter jets.