Scars amidst divisions: Life inside the United Nations Buffer Zone in Cyprus, April 11

11 Apr 2014

A 180-kilometre-long line from the west to the east runs like a scar across the map of Cyprus. It is the United Nations Buffer Zone and has divided the Mediterranean island for 3 decades since it was established in 1974 following invasion by Turkey. Some 10,000 Greek and Turkish Cypriots currently live in villages and work on farms inside the zone - also known as the 'Green Line' - where streets are blocked off by concrete walls, barrels and barbed wire. This gallery, illustrates the lives conducted inside the UN-controlled no-man's land as the prospect of peace talks rises. Photos: Reuters