Britain will review its military bases in Cyprus as it seeks to extract maximum value from a shrinking defence budget, Defence Secretary Liam Fox said in a statement to parliament.
Britain has two extensive sovereign base areas on the island, occupying 254 sq km or about 3 percent of its territory, which it retained when Cyprus won independence in 1960.
About 2,880 military personnel and 1,610 civilians work at the bases.
A Ministry of Defence spokeswoman said the review would cover “what we have, how we use it, if we can use it better”, but did not say whether a base could be closed.

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