A small boat passes near the German corvette Braunschweig docked in the the port of Limassol on October 23, 2014, allegedly carrying debris from a Diamond DA42 light aircraft that crashed off the Cyprus coast. AFP PHOTO/ Yiannis Kourtoglou
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Cyprus has intensified screening at its ports, airports and checkpoints that dot the island's dividing line to prevent Europeans from passing through en route to Syria to join ISIS, an official said Wednesday.The security official said since Turkey has tightened security measures to stem the flow of potential jihadis to Syria, it's possible that Europeans posing as tourists could travel to Cyprus, cross into the island's breakaway Turkish Cypriot north, then head into Syria that way.
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