The UNFICYP have issued a warning to hunters against hunting activities in the buffer zone. The peacekeeping UN force warn hunters that they might draw fire from either of the opposing forces, and is therefore dangerous and irresponsible.
UNFICYP warned that “hunters wearing camouflage outfits and/or carrying weapons are easily mistaken for soldiers. Firing guns in the area between the ceasefire lines causes tension because soldiers on duty cannot immediately determine where the shots have come from and may feel obliged to react”.
The peacekeeping force also warned that anyone “found to be endangering and/or demonstrating aggressive behaviour against United Nations peacekeepers and others will be immediately reported to the competent police and judiciary authorities”.