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‘Intensive month’ ahead on issue of missing persons

‘Intensive month’ ahead on issue of missing persons

January will be an intensive month for the issue of missing persons, Humanitarian Affairs Commissioner Fotis Fotiou told the Cyprus News Agency in an interview on Sunday. Fotiou said that not only would excavations begin at ten military sites in the north but also, the remains of a number of missing Greeks would be handed

Leaders record TV spot with plea for information on the missing

President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci were meeting on Sunday for the last time in 2015 following a visit earlier in the morning to the Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) anthropological lab in Nicosia. According to a UN statement the leaders were briefed on the progress made, and the challenges faced, by

Hopes rise in bid to find mass grave

FRESH efforts were underway in the occupied north yesterday to locate a mass grave thought to contain the bodies of dozens of Greek Cypriots missing since the Turkish invasion in July 1974. This is the 12th attempt to locate the mass grave in question. The excavation is being carried out in the area of Trahonas

Anastasiades issues plea for information on the missing

President Nicos Anastasiades has appealed to anyone who has information with regard to missing persons in Cyprus to come forward and share it with the Committee on Missing Persons (CMP). Speaking on Sunday evening at an event organiSed by the Cyprus Committee of Relatives of Missing Persons and Undeclared Prisoners of 1974, at the Panorama of Missing

Dark Room and Ups & Downs

Not easy As far as Cyprob discussions are concerned, confidence-building measures, CBMs, have been the most talked about subject. High politics, like opening of Varosha, the closed town of Famagusta is not on the cards. It has to wait until the end. On the table are “small” CBMs, gestures that would make people’s everyday lives