UNFICYP warns against unauthorized construction in the UN buffer zone
The United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) is concerned by plans for unauthorized construction work by the Turkish Cypriot side inside the UN buffer zone, near Pyla/Pile. UNFICYP warned against unauthorized construction activities inside the UN buffer zone and underlined the importance of respecting the mission’s mandated authority.
UNFICYP has been engaging with both sides and made progress in fostering a mutually agreeable way forward in the Pyla/Pile area. UNFICYP calls on the Turkish Cypriot side to continue these efforts before construction work in Pyla/Pile commences.
Preventing tensions and maintaining the status quo across the UN buffer zone remain our most important priorities.
The mission is continuing to monitor the situation closely to ensure that calm and stability are maintained.