Release Date: Sep 14, 2007

Press Release

CMP Press Release 14.09.2007

The Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP) wishes to inform the media that its Project on the Exhumation, Identification and Return of Remains is progressing satisfactorily.

Protocols and procedures have been put in place and the remains of some thirteen missing persons have been exhumed in the Kyrenia area. A similar number have undergone anthropological analysis at the CMP’s laboratory in the United Nations Protected Area (Old Nicosia Airport).

The Argentine Team of Forensic Anthropology (EAAF) has praised the CMP’s bi-communal team of Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot archaeologists and anthropologists for their scientific capacity as well as for their positive team-spirit, commitment and enthusiasm. The bi-communal team of scientists is undergoing further specialist skills development.

The next exhumations will take place simultaneously in the Larnaca and Karpas regions.

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