Heavily damaged during fighting between the Greek and Turkish militaries in 1974, Nicosia International Airport was declared a UN Protected Area and then designated as a Buffer Zone between the warring factions when a ceasefire agreement was signed in August of that year.
Since that time, Nicosia Airport has been used for little other than as a homebase for a UN peacekeeping force that has remained on the tiny island of Cyprus for nearly 40 years.
The UN forces, however, are not occupying the main terminal building, which stands as largely as it was in 1974. Several aging planes remain on the runway as well. Time and the elements are slowly achieving what the conflict left untouched. Rust, water, and wildlife are slowly wreaking havoc upon this forlorn reminding of bygone conflicts.
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