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The remains of 86 persons were found in Maratha and Santalaris villages

The remains of 86 persons were found in Maratha and Santalaris villages

Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (26.01.16) reports that the Turkish Cypriot Member of the Committee of the Missing Persons announced that the remains of 86 persons were found during excavations that took place in the occupied Maratha and Santalaris villages.  According to the Committee, excavations are continuing to take place in occupied Mia Milia, Dikomo, Karakoumi,

‘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

Turkey agrees access to Cyprus army zone graves in search for missing

ATHENS, Nov 5 (Reuters) – Turkey has agreed to allow access to graves in military zones in war-split Cyprus in a major breakthrough in a decades-old search for persons missing in past conflicts, a team working under U.N. auspices said on Thursday. Turkey has formally agreed to let exhumation teams inspect 30 known suspected burial