The Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders on Thursday issued a joint appeal for information on the fates of missing persons from both communities, one of the most painful chapters in the island’s history.
“We call on everyone who might possess information on possible burial sites of missing persons, to share this information with the Committee on Missing Persons without hesitation. We guarantee that their confidentiality will be fully respected. We believe that this is a humanitarian duty that should be fulfilled,” said the joint statement, read by United Nations Special Adviser Espen Barth Eide after the leaders’ meeting.
The missing persons issue is one of the most painful chapters in the history of Cyprus, the statement said.
“Healing this open wound at the earliest is important in terms of easing the pain of the missing persons’ relatives.”…………
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