UN Peacekeepers Keeping Watch on Turkish-Cypriot Buffer Zone Work

November 29, 2023

NICOSIA – United Nation peacekeepers on Cyprus were said to be monitoring the buffer zone to check if Turkish-Cypriot soldiers were carrying out construction work after earlier tensions a road was being built there.

The Cyprus News Agency said that UNFICYP was put on alert that work was being done in the UN-controlled strip that separates the Turkish and Greek-Cypriot sides, the northern third occupied since 1974 invasions.

That was by the Ayios Dometios checkpoint in Nicosia, which is in the UN-controlled buffer zone, the Turkish-Cypriots reportedly installing a rotating camera and antenna on top of an unused building as well.

“We are collaborating with the Turkish-Cypriot side to prevent tensions and ensure the maintenance of the status quo,” UNFICYP spokesperson Aleem Siddique told the CNA, saying that the situation was “calm and under control.”


NICOSIA (AP) — Decades on from the ethnic division of Cyprus, tensions persist along the 180-kilometer buffer zone separating breakaway Turkish Cypriots from Greek Cypriots in the internationally recognized south, the head of the United Nations peacekeeping force on the island said Monday.

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