NICOSIA ASKS FOR DEFENSE SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET
NICOSIA [MENL] -- The Republic of Cyprus is examining a proposal to reviseits defense budget to prepare for the prospect of a settlement of thedivided island. Officials said that in essence two budgets would be submitted to theparliament for approval. One would take into account the current deploymentof 40,000 Turkish troops in the breakaway Turkish Republic of NorthernCyprus. The second budget envisions a resolution of the Cypriot questionthat would remove the Turkish threat.