Asparagus War?

For those of you who didn’t know, and I am sure there are quite a few, Cyprus was invaded by the Turks in 1974 and the end result was a split island which now operates under the auspices of a UN peacekeeping force.

Apparently the peacekeepers have upset the locals as they have refused them access to the UN patrolled buffer zone thus preventing the traditional harvesting of wild asparagus.

Now I know the UN has a job to do there but I fail to see how asparagus can be so dangerous. Surely it must be possible for some sort of compromise with the locals to be reached?

Cyprus is an island that has seen more of its fair share of war and violence during its history. I’d hate to see asparagus becoming the next cause of conflict.

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