End of Conflict and Weaponization of Refugees in Cyprus



As of today, Cyprus remains divided in two by the 1974 partition. Yet, as the conflict abates, one would expect the UN Buffer Zone to slowly be erased. However, as Olga Demetriou describes in this text, the demilitarized area is now instrumental in the weaponization of exiled people by the Turkish and Cypriot governments, as well as the European Union.

This text is part of The Funambulist 42 (July-August 2022). It will be available for reading to all subscribers on July 4, 2022.

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The UN Buffer Zone in Nicosia. / Photo by Olga Demetriou (September 2016).