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Over 350 Remains of Missing Persons Exhumed in Cyprus
2007-12-06 10:23:03

Nicosia, Dec 4 - Remains exhumed so far in Cyprus relate to over 350 individuals, including fifty-seven positive identifications, the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP) has stated.

The Committee expressed its Gratitude to the government of Ireland for its second donation of €50,000 ($73,000) in a year made in favor of the CMP Project on the Exhumation, Identification and Return of Remains of Missing Persons in Cyprus.

It noted that this renewed donation will help the CMP pursue its endeavors well into 2008, adding that next year will see more exhumations and more identifications taking place.

The CMP, a three-member committee comprising representatives of the island's two communities, is trying to ascertain the fate of Greek and Turkish Cypriots, missing in Cyprus from the mid 70s when Turkish troops invaded and occupied Cyprus' northern part and the mid 60s when intercommunal fighting broke out.

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