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Buffer Zone

In political science, an area between two antagonists that is put in place so they do not attack each other. A famous example of a buffer zone is the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea. Occasionally, the buffer zone is a third country.

buffer zone

(1) A transitional area between two areas of different zoning or characteristic land use.

(2) Green space or other open or natural areas providing privacy and noise pollution control for a subdivision.

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The statement came as Turkey had been floating the idea of setting up a buffer zone on the Syrian side of the borders under many pretexts, mainly to solve the issue of the Syrian refugees on Turkish soil.
This favorable decision on the unconstitutionality of the 35-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics will allow those who offer compassionate sidewalk counselling to continue their efforts more effectively,'' it said.
According to Turkish diplomatic sources, creating a buffer zone near the Syrian border is a possible option.
The court understands the significance of these buffer zones and the considerable impacts on farm and forest folk," Witt said.
Starting their work in 2004, teams of G4S Ordnance Management have cleared the buffer zone off nearly 27,000 mines in 6 years.
Buffer zones are a key part of efforts to protect reds from the advancing greys.
Recently, many counties in California have voted to establish buffer zones.
He also blamed the state governments for the delay in notifying the buffer zones.
Having read the Department for the Economy and Transport 'Setting Local Speed Limits in Wales' guidance, circular No: 24/2009, we believe that the safety of our community would be greatly enhanced by the application of 40mph buffer zones.
We can confirm that from the so-called buffer zones the withdrawal is complete," Shota Utiashvili, a Georgian interior ministry spokesman said on Wednesday.
Account holders will be told their "Personal Reserve" buffer zone limit - anything from pounds 150 to pounds 2,500 - before the new charges are introduced in August.
She used to be fully in favour of our campaign aim for a 500 metre buffer zone between local communities and opencast sites, which is what they have in Scotland.