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Luton’s planned friendly against Cetinkaya in the Turkish sector of Cyprus has been cancelled.

There were protests against the match and Greek Cypriot authorities made a complaint against the event.

Turkish Cypriot clubs are not allowed to participate in international events, and this was deemed to be an International event and therefore in contravention of the embargo.

On receipt of the complaint The FA asked Luton not to participate in the match.

Luton Town secretary Cherry Newbery told the BBC the match will not take place but instead the players will have a training match against each other.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish forces invaded the north of the island after a military coup, which was supported the Greek government.

In 1983, the Turkish-held area declared itself the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

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