UN Patrol The Protected Buffer Zone

(Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Getty Images)

By Doug Lazy on May 13, 2019

NICOSIA, CYPRUS - JUNE 12: The odometer, with 32 km, is seen on an imported car from Japan on June 12, 2014 in Nicosia, Cyprus, after it was left in the buffer zone in 1974. The buffer zone is patrolled by The United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), and originally set up by the Security Council in 1964 to prevent further fighting between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities. After the hostilities of 1974 and in the absence of a political settlement to the Cyprus problem, UNFICYP has remained on the island to supervise ceasefire lines, and maintain a buffer zone, (Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Getty Images)

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