About a green line

Back in 1964, a colonial major-general is said to have drawn a green line on a map. Since then, this line has been turned into a war zone, a peacekeeping zone, a home, a field, a minefield, a place of observation, conservation and decay, a dead zone, a buffer zone. It is an eerie place.

This is not about that line. It is about what surrounds it.

Its presence can be felt – in front of your eyes or in the back of your mind – even by its absence.

This is Cyprus.



More about a green line

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The numbers below each image indicate the distance to the buffer zone in metres.