Migrants are seen at the temporary transit facility in Dhekelia Garrison, a British military base on the east Mediterranean island of Cyprus on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
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British military authorities confirmed Tuesday there had been disturbances at a base in Cyprus where 114 migrants from the Middle East are being kept after coming ashore last month.The 28 children, 19 women and 67 men landed at the Akrotiri RAF base in two fishing boats on Oct. 21 .In 1998, a ramshackle fishing boat crammed with 75 migrants landed at Akrotiri, which lies in one of two base areas over which Britain retained sovereignty when Cyprus won independence in 1960 .Seventeen years on, some of them are still living on Dhekelia base, after repeated appeals for asylum in Britain were turned down.
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