Britain says Cyprus military base will not become new migrant route
A British military base in Cyprus will not become a new route into Britain for migrants, Prime Minister David Cameron’s spokesman said on Friday following the arrival of more than 100 people there earlier this week. On Wednesday, 115 migrants in fishing boats came ashore at Akrotiri base on the southern coast of the island – the first time in the migrant crisis that refugees have landed directly on British sovereign soil. “We’re not going to allow this to become some kind of new route of migration into Britain,” the spokesman said, stressing that any asylum claims would be processed by Cyprus.
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