House sets October 29 as “Missing Persons Day”
Nicosia, Apr. 22 – The Cypriot House of Representatives has called on the United Nations, the European Union, as well as all the international and national parliamentary institutions, to exert their influence on Turkey in order for it to cooperate in implementing the decisions and resolutions of the United Nations which call for the verification of the fate of the Missing Persons.
At the suggestion of House President Marios Garoyian, the House declared October 29 as “Missing Persons’ Day" as a recognition of the fact that the problem of the Missing Persons and Undeclared Prisoners of the Cyprus tragedy began on October 28, 1974 when the last Cypriot prisoners had been released by the Turkish army.
House President Garoyian also referred to the events which are currently underway to mark the 26th Marathon of Love for Missing Persons. He expressed the House of Representatives’ sympathy, support and solidarity for the relatives of missing persons and stressed the need for the verification of the fate of all Missing Persons.