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Cyprus to purchase arms worth 240 million euros from France

Cyprus has signed a contract with France for the purchase of military equipment worth 240 million euros, the country's Defence Ministry announced on Friday, confirming recent reports in French media.

The ministry noted that due to the sensitive nature of the matter, which falls under national security, it does not intend to disclose any further information for the time being.

Turkish officials differ over NATO link of planned missile system

Senior Turkish officials have differed over whether the planned new-long range missiles will be compatible with NATO systems, with a presidential spokesperson correcting the defense minister Feb. 23, stressing that these systems will surely be integrated with the alliance's defense structure.