Remains of Noratlas officers return home

The remains of 16 Greek soldiers who died as their plane was hit by friendly fire in Nicosia during the ongoing Turkish invasion in July 1974, returned home on Tuesday.

The Greek state welcomed the 31 coffins of the remains of the soldiers who flew home onto a C-130 transport plane that landed at the Dhekelia air base at Tatoi, flanked by two Mirage 2000 which made formations.

President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos, Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament Nicos Voutsis, National Defence Minister Panos Kammenos and Deputy Foreign Minister Yiannis Amanatides welcomed the remains that were handed to the Greek government earlier Tuesday by the Cyprus government in a ceremony in Nicosia.

Source: Cyprus News Agency