Cyprus seeks distance from Greek euro drama

March 11, 2015 2:22 PM

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NICOSIA (Reuters) - Doubts over Greece's future membership of the euro are straining its historic kinship with Cyprus, as Nicosia distances itself from Athens to try to secure its foothold in the currency bloc.

Cyprus wants to reverse a perception that the two countries are inextricably linked, worried that it could be dragged down with Greece, should Athens' finances collapse and force the Greeks to abandon the euro.

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