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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Greek Killed on Cyprus

NICOSIA, Cyprus ) -- Turkish Cypriot authorities were expected to hand over the body Monday of a 58-year-old Greek Cypriot who was shot dead when he crossed into the northern part of the divided island.

Cypriot government spokesman Yiannakis Cassoulides called the killing of Petros Kakouli on Sunday in the self-proclaimed Turkish Cypriot state "blatant cold-blooded murder."

Turkish Cypriot officials said the man, a retired fireman, had crossed 200 meters into the self-proclaimed Turkish Cypriot state and ignored warnings to stop.