House President pledges determination to continue efforts until all missing persons are identified

House President Dimitris Syllouris has said that the government is determined to carry on efforts to identify the faith of our missing persons.

Speaking Friday, before the House Plenary Syllouris recalled that October 29 is honored by the Parliament as Missing Persons Day and added that the government will always be by the side of the families of the missing.

He also called on Turkey to respect the ordeal of the families and to facilitate all the investigations to locate remains of the missing persons especially in military zones and to share all the information and data it has with the Commitee on Missing Persons (CMP).

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish troops invaded and occupied its northern third. Since then, the fate of hundreds of people remains unknown.

A Committee on Missing Persons has been 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.

In 2019, the CMP has recovered the remains of 26 individuals.

Source: Cyprus News Agency