Turkey donates USD $100,000 to CMP

Release Date: Nov 21, 2011


(Nicosia, 21.11.2011) – The Committee on Missing Persons wishes to express once again its sincere gratitude to the Government of Turkey for its commitment and continued support following its donation of USD 100,000. This sixth donation brings the Turkish financial assistance to the CMP to a total of $537,000 over the past four years.

This donation to the CMP Project on the Exhumation, Identification and Return of Remains of Missing Persons in Cyprus will contribute to the Committee’s goal of identifying and returning as many remains of missing individuals as possible in order to bring an end to the uncertainty which has affected so many families for so many years.

To date, human remains representing over 800 individuals have been exhumed while over 300 missing persons have been identified and returned to the families for a proper burial.

The CMP relies on donor support to continue to carry out its mandate.

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