Republic of Cyprus-United Kingdom

The CY-UK boundary around the WSBA is an uncomplicated matter. Although marked with boundary markers, they are difficult to spot in the terrain. Also no signs indicate the boundary.  

The CY-UK boundary around the ESBA is not easily spotted along the main roads or the beach. The boundary is divided into six fragments; from the south coast to the tripoint with UN, and from the eastern tripoint with UN, along the corridor road to the south coast. The four other fragments are boundaries around the CY enclaves of Xylotymvou, Ormideia and two at the Dhekelia Power Station.

The boundaries at the two Dhekelia Power Station enclaves and the Xylotymvou enclave are clearly marked, while the boundary markers around the Ormideia are hidden.

Boundary marker at Aktrotiri SBA. UK to the right (Jesper Nielsen)
CY-UK boundary gallery
 

 

The Republic of Cyprus-United Nations buffer zone 
The CY-UN is defined by de facto ceasefire agreement of 16 August 1974 1800 hours, and runs in three sections:  In the west around the TRNC controlled village of Kokkina. The main part goes from the north coast to through Nicosia until it reaches the western tripoint with the UK (ESBA). The last section runs from the eastern tripoint with the UK (ESBA) to the east coast. Signs show when entering the UN buffer zone from CY.

Part of the boundary is disputed.

  The entrance to Pyla (Jesper Nielsen)
Cyprus-UN gallery

 

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus-United Kingdom
The TRNC-UK is defined by de facto ceasefire agreement of 16 August 1974 1800 hours and runs from the western tripoint with UN, along the UK corridor road and to the eastern tripoint with UN. The TRNC-UK boundary creates some UK pene-enclaves. Contrary to CY-UK, the boundary is clearly marked with boundary markers, barb wire and signs warning “Forbidden Zone”. (Similar signs found at TRNC-UN in Nicosia and in the Famagusta area, especially the Varosha ghost town). TRNC-UK has two checkpoints, Pergamos/Beyarmudu and the Strovilia/Akyar.

Parts of the boundary are disputed.

Strovilia, called the Black Knigh or 2,5 mile by locals(Jesper Nielsen)  
TRNC-SBA photo gallery  

 

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus-United Nations

The NC-UN runs in three sections:  In the west around the TRNC controlled village of Kokkina. The main part goes from the north coast to through Nicosia until it reaches the western tripoint with the UK (ESBA). The last section runs from the eastern tripoint with the UK (ESBA) to the east coast. Signs show when entering the UN buffer zone from TRNC. Some signs also indicate TRNC. Contrary to CY in the south, TRNC has created a decivilianized zone adjacent to the UN buffer zone.

 
  A look into the UN buffer zone in Nicosia. The boundary runs along the city wall (Jesper Nielsen)

 

Boundary markers

UK has boundary markers with the official Republic of Cyprus, regardless of who now controls the adjacent territory. Markers are white poles, either round or squared.

Boundary marker at Pyla (Jesper Nielsen) Boundary marker between the ESBA and TRNC. "It is something the British put there", the friendly TRNC guard said when I asked permission to photograph it

 

Administrative boundaries

Cyprus has districts divided into municipalities. On the CY side signs indicate when crossing a district or municipal border. TRNC does not have such signs. As the Green Line does not respect district boundaries, TRNC has not changed boundaries, but has changed land jurisdiction. The original Larnaca-Famagusta boundary goes though TRNC, but since the original Larnaca district does not have much land in TRNC, former Larnaca district areas now placed under Lefkosia district. A small fragment of northern Lefkosia districts is lying between the ESBA and the TRNC district of Gazimagusta (Famagusta).

The TRNC Lefkosia-Gazamagusta which in the south is the Larnaca-Famagusta boundary cross into the ESBA and thus creates several unusual quadro-points