Press Releases

Nov 09, 2015
The Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) wishes to express its sincere thanks to H.E. Mr Mustafa Akıncı for a donation of EUR 75,000 made on behalf of the Turkish Cypriot community on 5 November 2015. This brings the Turkish Cypriot financial assistance to the CMP to a total of EUR 308,000 over the...
Nov 05, 2015
Breakthrough: Turkey grants access to 30 military areas over three-year period (Nicosia, 5 November 2015)  Today, the CMP was notified by the leader of the Turkish Cypriot community, Mr Mustafa Akıncı, that Turkey had formally agreed to provide access for CMP excavation teams to all 30 currently...
Nov 05, 2015
The three CMP Members and the many Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot scientists working at the CMP laboratory were happy to welcome today representatives from political parties representing both communities in Cyprus. The representatives were briefed on the complex process of locating, exhuming and...
Nov 02, 2015
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 275,000 over the past ten years. This donation to the CMP Project on the Exhumation,...
Oct 27, 2015
Three CMP Members in Brussels: From 20 to 23 October, 2015 the Committee on Missing Persons had meetings in Brussels with members of the European Parliament’s Budget and LIBE committees as well as with senior European Commission officials. They also met with representatives of several European...
Sep 01, 2015
Today a CMP excavation team discovered a burial site containing multiple human remains in a military area near the new prison in the north of Nicosia. This is the twelfth excavation conducted by the CMP in this large area, all previous ones having been unsuccessful due to major changes in the...
May 25, 2015
Over recent days, several reports have appeared in newspapers containing speculations about potential burial sites and forthcoming excavations. The CMP has a strict policy not to comment on ongoing or future excavations. In doing so, the CMP protects the families of missing persons, whose...
May 21, 2015
Over recent days, several media reported on a parliamentary hearing during which concerns were expressed over a suspension of identifications by the Committee on Missing Persons. The Members would like to reassure the families of missing persons across Cyprus that this is not the case....
Mar 18, 2015
(Nicosia, 20.02.2015) - The Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) wishes to express its sincere thanks to the Federal Republic of Germany for its donation of EUR 100,000 made yesterday. This third allocation brings the German financial assistance to the CMP to a total of EUR 300,000 over the past ten...
Mar 06, 2015
(Nicosia, 05.03.2015) - From 2 to 5 March, two independent experts who had been recommended by the International Committee of the Red Cross, Dr. William Goodwin (Geneticist, UK) and Dr. José Luis Prieto (Forensic Anthropologist, Spain) examined the case of the partial remains of Mr. Georgios Foris...

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