Cyprus Mail
Cyprus

Excavations for missing in Kyrenia scrap yard

Excavations in Agios Georgios, Kyrenia in were underway on Monday following a report by an Argentinian scientist to the Committee on Missing Persons (CMP).
Nestoras Nestoros, the Greek Cypriot member of the CMP said the scientist visited the island for a week in September following a committee invitation where he used a ground penetrating radar in nine areas in the occupied north.
The equipment uses radar pulses to image the subsurface and after his research, recommended eight of the nine locations should be excavated for remains of the missing.
Monday’s excavations were in a car scrap yard. Next on the list are the botanical garden in Kyrenia and sites in Trikomo and Kionelli.
“The scientist prepared a report where he recommended the areas and the scope of the excavations. He has pinpointed more specific locations,” Nestoros said.
The scientist was invited as part of the CMP’s cooperation with the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team. The CMP covered his travel and accommodation costs while he was in Cyprus.
So far, the remains of 614 Turkish and Greek Cypriot missing from the inter-communal troubles of the 1960s and the Turkish invasion of 1974 have been identified and returned to their families for burial.

Related Posts

Paphos athletes in limbo over pool closure

Nick Theodoulou

New works to be unveiled shortly at Ayia Napa’s Sculpture Park

Iole Damaskinos

Terminating pregnancy unacceptable says Bishop of Tamasos

Iole Damaskinos

Cancer Research Institute ‘a jewel’, Kyriakides says

Iole Damaskinos

Petrides: Inflation a significant challenge to recovery plan

Andria Kades

Volunteers’ contribution to society honoured in Limassol

Iole Damaskinos

1 comment

Comments are closed.