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Wednesday, 24 October 1984
Page: 2426

(Question No. 1223)


Senator Bolkus asked the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs, upon notice, on 11 October 1984:

(1) Is the Lefkoniko Airport in Cyprus being readied for the United States Rapid Deployment Force.

(2) Is this airport in that part of Cyprus which is currently under Turkish control.


Senator Gareth Evans —The Minister for Foreign Affairs has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(1) I am not aware of any indication that the United States intends to use Lefkoniko for the RDF.

(2) Yes. Lefkoniko is in the northern sector of Cyprus which is currently under Turkish Cypriot control.