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

Ireland donates 25,000 Euro to the CMP
Jul 21, 2017
PRESS RELEASE Ireland donates 25,000 Euro to the CMP (Nicosia, 21 July 2017) - The Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) wishes to express its sincere thanks to Ireland for its donation of EUR 25,000 made today. This brings the Irish financial assistance to the CMP to a total of EUR 325,000 over the...
The Netherlands donates 122,000 Euro to the CMP
Jul 14, 2017
PRESS RELEASE The Netherlands donates 122’000 Euro to the CMP (Nicosia, 14 July 2017) - The Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) wishes to express its sincere thanks to the Netherlands for its donation of EUR 122,000 made today. This brings the Dutch financial assistance to the CMP to a total of EUR...
Turkish Cypriot Donation of 50,000 Euro
Jul 14, 2017
PRESS RELEASE Turkish Cypriot Donation of 50,000 Euro (Nicosia, 14 July 2017) - The Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) wishes to express its sincere thanks to H.E. Mr Mustafa Akıncı for a donation of EUR 50,000 made on behalf of the Turkish Cypriot community today. This brings the Turkish Cypriot...

Quick Facts

Number of missing people:

Greek Cypriots: 1511

Turkish Cypriots: 492

Identified Individuals returned to their families:

Greek Cypriots: 616

Turkish Cypriots: 187

Sites excavated:

Opened: 1155 (No of Human remains on sites: 1201)

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...