Dozens of Muslim demonstrators attacked the French Embassy in Cyprus on Tuesday following the deterioration of relations between France and Turkey over Islamic extremists.
Demonstrators removed the French flag and clashed with police forces. Two people were arrested in the fracas.
The Cypriot government has decided accordingly to strengthen safety measures to protect possible French targets in the country.
Meanwhile, media in Cyprus report that the police are assessing the warning recently made by Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi about a potential “wave of jihadists” in the wider region of the Eastern Mediterranean and Turkey’s possible role in that.
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