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Hopes rise in bid to find mass grave

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

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

Presidents Office releases statement on missing persons issue

        The President’s Office released a statement regarding the condemnation by the European Parliament towards Turkey with regards to the Missing Persons issue. The statement said that the decision announced on 12 February with regards to a decision taken by the EP towards Turkey and the issue of missing persons, was carried

A mass grave where 13 T/c are believed to be buried discovered in Paralimni

  A mass grave where 13 Turkish Cypriots are believed to be buried has been discovered in Paralimni, Greek Cypriot press reports said.  The Greek Cypriot media reported that the so far the remains of three Turkish Cypriots have been discovered in excavations that have taken place in Paralimini’s Laksia region following information received by

European citizens award for Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot

  Two Cypriots, journalist Sevgul Uludag and poet Mihalis Hristofidis received the joint award of the European Citizen’s Prize 2014 on Friday. The prize was awarded to the two winners, at the European Union House, in Nicosia. Turkish Cypriot Uludag and Greek Cypriot Hristofidis were nominated by MEPs Takis Hadjigeorgiou and Neoclis Sylikiotis, while the