Release Date: May 25, 2015


Reporting on CMP excavations

(Nicosia, 25 May 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 longstanding suffering is further compounded when false expectations are raised by speculative reports. Only after rigorous scientific analyses have confirmed the nature of excavation sites or identities of missing persons will the CMP be in a position to publicly comment on its findings.

The CMP therefore encourages news organizations to carefully verify information and consider its effects on relatives of missing persons before publication.

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