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SIR SAMUEL WHITE BAKER
CYPRUS AS I SAW IT IN 1879
page 470

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of the Turkish alliance; should Turkey and England remain friends and allies, Cyprus is quite unnecessary as a British military station ; but our possession will probably entail the absolute necessity of Turkish good faith, as the restored arsenal and harbour of Famagousta would complete a position that would dominate the whole of the Turkish shores upon the Mediterranean, and in conjunction with Greece, which would assure the refuge of Corfu to our fleets, the naval power of Great Britain would be absolute to the east of Gibraltar.

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