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Former Cyprus President Clerides dies aged 94

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Former Cyprus President Clerides dies aged 94

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Glafcos Clerides, former President of Cyprus, has died in hospital in Nicosia following a lengthy illness. He was 94.

Regarded as one of the main architects of Cyprus’ entry into the European Union, Clerides led the government from 1993 to 2003.

He also served temporarily as interim president during the Turkish invasion of 1974.

Before entering politics, Clerides had been a lawyer and a soldier – serving in the British air force during World War II.