CMP

About the CMP

July 2007 marked a turning point of historical significance: the CMP began returning the first remains of Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot individuals to their families. These individuals had been missing since the tragic events of 1963-64 and 1974.

The primary objective of the CMP is to enable relatives of missing persons to recover the remains of their loved ones, arrange for a proper burial and close a long period of anguish and uncertainty. Most Cypriot families have been directly or indirectly affected and it is hoped that the healing of old wounds will in turn favour the overall process of reconciliation between both communities.

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Press Releases

Cyprus donates 125,000 EUR to the CMP
Apr 20, 2017
PRESS RELEASE Cyprus donates 125,000 EUR to the CMP (Nicosia, 20.04.2017) - The Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) wishes to express its sincere thanks to the Republic of Cyprus for its donation of EUR 125,000 made today. This allocation brings the Republic of Cyprus’ financial assistance to the...
CMP signs cooperation agreements with the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Argentinian Forensic Anthropology Team
Apr 10, 2017
PRESS RELEASE CMP signs cooperation agreements with the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Argentinian Forensic Anthropology Team   (Nicosia, 10 April 2017) The Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus is pleased to announce the signing of two separate Memoranda of Understanding with...
United Kingdom donates 124,000 Euro to the CMP
Mar 31, 2017
PRESS RELEASE United Kingdom donates 124,000 Euro to the CMP (Nicosia, 31 March 2017) - The Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) wishes to express its sincere thanks to the United Kingdom for its donation of EUR 124,000 made today by H.E. Mr. Matthew Kidd, British High Commissioner to Cyprus, during...

Quick Facts

Number of missing people:

Greek Cypriots: 1508

Turkish Cypriots: 493

Identified Individuals returned to their families:

Greek Cypriots: 566

Turkish Cypriots: 184

Sites excavated:

Opened: 1142 (No of Human remains on sites: 1209)

Sets of Remains analyzed:

 

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CMP in the news

Mar 05, 2017
Thousands of deaths, secret mass graves and decades steeped in anger — small but strategically located Cyprus has much to teach the world about the...
Mar 09, 2017
There were 84 skeletons, all in one place. It wasn't the first, or the last, mass grave Ceren Ceraloglu would search, but the feeling of standing...