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USA & Russia asked to pressure Turkey over Missing

USA & Russia asked to pressure Turkey over Missing

Relatives of missing persons on Tuesday called on the US and Russia to exert pressure on Turkey to cooperate for effective investigation to determine the fate of the people missing since the summer of 1974. A delegation of Pancyprian Organisation of Relatives Of Undeclared Prisoners and Missing Persons together with representatives of Women Organisations of

‘Talk before you die’ By @MelissaHekkers

Last year the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP) received the permission and vocal backing of both political leaders to access 30 military zones to investigate the potential burial sites of missing persons. This year, the organisation has come forward to send a fresh humanitarian message to citizens of both communities. In a joint

Turkish army releases footage from Cyprus operation in 1974

Turkey’s General Staff has released previously unseen footage from the 1974 military operation in Cyprus to mark the landing’s 41st anniversary. On July 20, 1974 Turkish military intervened in the island in response to an Athens-backed coup aiming to unite Cyprus with Greece. Turkish soldiers who took part in airborne and seaborne operations, as well

Akinci: The ongoing negotiating process is the last chance

Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (23.07.15) reports that Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci has argued that the ongoing negotiations process is the last chance for finding a federal solution in Cyprus and that he is saying this “very clearly and openly”. In statements yesterday during a meeting with Turkey’s Disabled War Veterans’ Association, Akinci said: “The current

This day in History | 1974 – Cyprus conflict spills into London

Thousands of Greek-Cypriots in London have been protesting about the disputed government of Cyprus. Turkish troops landed in the north of the Mediterranean island early yesterday morning after a Greek-­sponsored coup in the capital, Nicosia, last week. More than 10,000 Greek-Cypriots and British left-­wing activists marched through the centre of London in support of an