Akrotiri

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Akrotiri

(ā'krōtē`rē),

Akrotiri Sovereign Base Area,

or

Western Sovereign Base Area,

British air force base (2004 est. pop. 6,300), 47 sq mi (123 sq km), located on a peninsula on the SW Cyprus coast; an overseas territory of Great Britain. In addition to the military facilities, whose residents are exclusively military personnel and other British citizens, Akrotiri includes a salt lake and wetlands. Great Britain retains full sovereignty and jurisdiction over Akrotiri and DhekeliaDhekelia
, Dhekelia Sovereign Base Area,
or Eastern Sovereign Base Area,
British military base (2004 est. pop. 7,200), c.51 sq mi (131 sq km), SE Cyprus, on Larnaca Bay; an overseas territory of Great Britain.
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 under an arrangement that dates from the establishment of the Republic of Cyprus in 1960.
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Sovereign Base Areas, Akrotiri and Dhekelia (on Cyprus).
There are two sovereign base areas, in Akrotiri and Dhekelia, in Cyprus which remain under British jurisdiction.
There have been industry fears that the MoD would decide to keep the contract, which covers the Akrotiri and Dhekelia sovereign bases on the island, in-house.
The agreement allowed Britain to retain two sovereign base areas (SBAs) at Akrotiri and Dhekelia with a tri-service headquarters.
UK's right to maintain bases in Akrotiri and Dhekelia were created under the 1960 Treaty of Establishment.
In May, British peer Lord Ashcroft was tasked by Prime Minister David Cameron to analyse operations at Akrotiri and Dhekelia as part of the defence and security review, which is expected to recommend draconian cuts in spending on civilian personal and running costs of the garrisons.
In May Ashcroft was tasked by British Prime Minister David Cameron with analysing operations at Akrotiri and Dhekelia as part of the defence and security review, which is expected to recommend draconian cuts in spending on civilian personal and running costs of the garrisons.
Britain's two military bases in Cyprus, Akrotiri and Dhekelia, are the remnants of its colonial legacy on the island.
We need passports to get into the UN base at Nicosia Airport, to cross over the Green Line and to enter the two sovereign bases of Akrotiri and Dhekelia.
THE BRITISH government has submitted proposals for the development of non-military land within the British bases for the residents of Akrotiri and Dhekelia.