CMP has no plans to end its operations

The Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP) has dismissed press reports that it will be terminating its operations.

Contrary to what is stated in an article published by Politis newspaper on 11 June, the CMP would like to reassure families that no plans exist, or are under discussion, to terminate the operations of the Committee, the CMP says in a press release.

It adds that, as has been the case for the past 12 years, the CMP will continue to try to locate and identify the remains of the hundreds of persons that have yet to be returned to their families for a dignified burial.

The CMP would also like to reiterate that all decisions of the CMP are taken by consensus of its three Members, the press release concludes.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third.

A Committee on Missing Persons was established, upon agreement between the leaders of the two communities, with the scope of exhuming, identifying and returning the remains of missing persons to their relatives.

Source: Cyprus News Agency