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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The Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey are Crown dependencies of the UK, and the UK overseas territories include Akrotiri and Dhekelia; Anguilla; British Antarctic Territory; Bermuda; British Indian Ocean Territory; British Virgin Islands; Cayman Islands; Falkland Islands; Gibraltar; Montserrat; St Helena and Dependencies (Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha); Turk and Caicos Islands; Pitcairn Island; and South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands.
It is a reasonable concern, which stems from the policies followed by the ministry and certain Cypriot politicians, in respect of the British bases located at Akrotiri and Dhekelia.
Britain has retained two Sovereign Base Areas covering 99-sq-mile area at Akrotiri and Dhekelia as part of the deal that granted Cyprus independence on 1960.
| 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.
3,000 British military personnel and their families are stationed in the British Overseas Territory of Akrotiri and Dhekelia.
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.
A total of three municipalities and sixteen communities in the districts of Limassol, Larnaca and Famagusta will benefit from the agreement providing for the lifting of restrictions on the development of privately owned property by locals within the non-military areas of the Akrotiri and Dhekelia bases.
Appearing before the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee on Thursday, where he answered questions on a number of foreign policy issues, the UK Foreign Secretary was asked by Conservative MP Andrew Rosindell whether he would work with the Cypriots for a "fair and amicable" solution, while preserving the British sovereignty over the military bases in Akrotiri and Dhekelia.
According to a 2011 court case (Bashir and others v Administrator of the Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia), "the appellants argue that if relocated to the RoC there would be a 'real risk' of refoulement; only temporary residence permits have been issued (carrying with it the risk that these could be revoked or not renewed on expiry)."