Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris Postasi (05.10.15) reported that the so-called assembly accepted unanimously the “draft bill on the war veteran’s families and disable association law”.
Speaking during the meeting of the so-called assembly, the chairman of the Democratic Party (DP) Serdar Denktas said that following an allegation that Greek Cypriots were buried in the graves of those buried in the occupied villages of Maratha and Santallari cemeteries, the “council of ministers” decided for the graves to be reopened.
Denktas stressed the need for the “ministerial council” to withdraw its decision and said: “This is totally wrong. We should not permit this to happen. Such a search cannot take place there”.
On his turn, the so-called prime minister Omer Kalyoncu, commenting on the speculation saying that the proposal to reopen the grave had come from the Turkish member of the Committee of Missing Persons, said that the decision to reopen the grave was taken on 12 September 2015 by the “ministerial council”.
Kalyoncu also said that it was the first time he heard about the allegation that a Greek Cypriot was buried in those villages.
Meanwhile, Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (06.10.15) reports that the remains of 20 more missing persons were found during the excavation works which are taking place in the area behind the “central prisons” in the occupied part of Nicosia.
Speaking on the issue, Murat Soysan, assistant to the Turkish Cypriot member in the Committee of the Missing Persons (CMP), confirmed that they found the remains of 20 more missing persons and added that they have also found new remains during the excavations they launched yesterday.
Soysal added that they have launched excavations in the area as they received information that around 40-50 Greek Cypriots, were buried there in 1974.