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CMP granted permission to excavate in military-held areas

CMP granted permission to excavate in military-held areas

Turkey’s occupying forces have given the “go-ahead” to Cyprus’ Committee on Missing Persons to excavate in 30 zones, along with 75,000 euros, Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci announced on Thursday.  The Turkish Cypriot leader met with the Turkish Cypriot member of the CMP, Gulden Plumer Kucuk and a third member of the committee Paul Hneri

Leaders appeal for information on missing

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

The Pain Will Never Go Away:Searching for the Disappeared People of Cyprus

In January, in a tranquil, overgrown field dotted with olive vines and fig trees in northern Cyprus, the remains of a 56-year-old man were pulled from the bottom of a well. It marked the end of a decades-long quest for the truth for the family of Kyriakos Constanti Hadjisoteri, one of an estimated 1,500 Greek

European Committee releases another €2m to support Committee on Missing Persons

There are 271 burial sites on the CMP’s excavation list THE European Commission has signed the seventh contribution agreement with the United Nations Development Programme providing a further €2.6m in support to the Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) in Cyprus. The first payment of over €2m has just been released. “These additional funds underline the

Committee on Missing Persons made plea for information οn missing persons

CMP members digging for remains of missing persons   By Evie Andreou THE Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) made a plea on Thursday for information concerning the whereabouts of the remains of the missing persons from Assia and assured relatives that they were doing their best to find the remains of their loved ones. Assia