| 7 December 2023, Thursday |

UN peacekeepers hurt in Cyprus buffer zone clash with Turkish forces

On Friday, clashes occurred between United Nations peacekeepers and Turkish Cypriot security forces in the ethnically divided Cyprus. The confrontation was triggered by unauthorized construction work taking place in a region under UN control, as reported by the peacekeeping mission.
Footage of the incident showed UN peackeepers being manhandled by personnel in Turkish Cypriot police and military uniforms. United Nations trucks, cement bollards and barbed wire were being moved by bulldozers in the UN-administered buffer zone splitting the island, the footage showed.

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