Ten bi-communal excavation teams are currently conducting excavations and exhumations across Cyprus, according to a press release issued on Saturday by the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP) whose members have decided to publicly provide information on any future recoveries during any excavations conducted under the auspices of the Committee.
The decision was taken in order to avoid any speculations, and within the framework of transparency towards the relatives of missing persons after several family members of missing persons have been contacting the CMP in order to verify information appearing in the newspapers on the on-going excavations and exhumations undertaken by the CMP, the press release said.
According to CMP, “recently, two excavation teams have located and exhumed the remains of three and at least four individuals within the military zones at Voni/GAlkhan (at two distinct areas) and Saint Hilarion, respectively.”
Additionally, “remains belonging to six and at least one persons have been recovered at Galatia/Mehmetcik and Neo Chorio Kythreas/MinarelikAly, respectively.”
The remaining bi-communal excavation teams are continuing excavations in Famagusta area, in Karavas/Alsancak area, in Ayia Irini/Akdeniz village, at Agios Dometios within the former ELDYK military camp, at Athalassa area within the Greek military camp, and in Konia village of Pafos District, the press release added.
The CMP expresses its warmest sympathy to the families of the missing persons and make a plea, once again, to the people of the island to support the Committee’s efforts by calling and providing information regarding the missing persons through the lines: +357 22 400142 (G/C Members Office) and 181 (T/C Members Office).
The CMP 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