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Former Turkish Cypriot leader Denktash dies

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Former Turkish Cypriot leader Denktash dies

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Former Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash, 88, has died.

He led northern Cyprus, only recognised as a state by Turkey, for more than three decades.

He was a key figure in Cyprus’ decades-old ethnic conflict – regarded as a national hero by Turks but despised by Greeks.