Release Date: 
Dec 10, 2007

Nicosia, 10 December 2007 - The Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP) is pleased to announce the launch of its website (www.cmp cyprus.org). The purpose of this website is to facilitate access to information concerning the CMP and its Project on the Exhumation, Identification and Return of Remains of Missing Persons in Cyprus. It is hoped the site will provide useful background information for the relatives of missing individuals as well as for the media and the donor community. In order to reflect the tripartite character of the CMP, the website has been set up in three languages – English, Greek and Turkish. The translation of all the documents into Greek and Turkish will be completed shortly. The CMP wishes to express its gratitude to the European Commission (EC) for funding the creation of the website. The EC is the main contributor to the CMP project with a donation of EUR 1,5 million to date [part of the Council Regulation (EC) Nb.389/2006 establishing an instrument of financial support for encouraging the economic development of the Turkish Cypriot community and amending Council Regulation (EC) Nb.2667/2000 on the European Agency for Reconstruction, with the agreement of the Turkish Cypriot community].