An official from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), which is recognized only by Turkey, said earlier on Monday that authorities were studying debris from an unidentified flying object that may have been a missile that crashed north of Nicosia.

An object that hit northern Cyprus on Sunday night is allegedly a “Russian-made” air defense missile, Kudret Ozersay, foreign minister of the self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, wrote on Facebook on Monday.

“The first assessment is that a Russian-made missile, part of the air defense system, which was activated last night in the face of an air strike against Syria”, he wrote.

He alleged that the projectile could be “a Russian-made S-200 air defense” missile, which supposedly “completed its range” and fell on the Mediterranean island after missing its target during a purported Israeli raid on Syria.

Ozersay assumed marking on the retrieved debris matched that found on pieces of a Russian-made S-200 missile that crashed in Gaziantep, Turkey, in July 2018.

While the official added that he will continue to inform the public about the incident, neither the Russian, nor the Syrian Defence Ministries have commented on the allegations yet.

It was earlier reported that an explosion occurred around 1 a.m. (22:00 GMT) in the region of Tashkent, north of Cyprus’ capital, Nicosia, causing no casualties.

“Initial findings indicate the object that caused the explosion was either an aircraft carrying explosives or a direct explosive (missile). The writings and signs on the debris will allow us to understand exactly what happened soon”, Ozersay said.

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Cyprus has been partitioned since 1974, when Turkey occupied the island’s northern part, later proclaiming the region the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), which is only recognized by Ankara as an independent state. The Republic of Cyprus is internationally recognized as the sole legitimate state.

 

Source: Sputnik

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Nigel Woo
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Nigel Woo

What? Missile could leave debris for you to read even hitting ground and exploded?
You just born yesterday, that is a fighter jet, just no one dare to claim it because of shame.

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Nigel Woo

Same thing that saw US attack Syria by fabricating reason cos sarin gas cannot kill outdoor. Two fighter jet shot down by Syria.

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Nigel Woo

That is the actual reason insense US bombing were for revenge cos the fighter jet belong to Israel.and should be the same here.
Missile launched at night, you cannot tell it hit something or not without seeing it dropping from the skies.

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Nigel Woo

SOMEMORE YOU CANNOT TELL, WHY ISRAEL SUDDENLY LAUNCHED SERIES OF ATTACK IN DAMASCUS?
THEIR JET GOT HIT AGAIN OR HOW THE ATTACK BECOME TRIPLE.

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What? You dont even understand what is S300 or S400?
Then why, missile cannot chase target at night. That is how M17 were hit in Ukraine as a decoy cos the missile actually chasing the fighter jet that spotted nearby when the missile hit the commercial plane. What coming out from the truck is also known as S200.

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Only you dare to blame Russia for Mh17 tragedy cos Malaysian knew what happen to their airplane. Just ask the pm and you will know, how he fcuk you brainless.

Cos missile just following Ukraine fighter jet and how the commercial plane ended up in war zone as decoy, were not Russia decision.