The Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) on Wednesday thanked Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci for his donation of €75,000 made on behalf of the Turkish Cypriot community.
This brings the Turkish Cypriot financial assistance to the CMP to a total of €433,000 over the past 13 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,” the CMP said in an announcement.
So far, 927 missing persons from both communities have been identified and returned to their families for a dignified burial. The CMP relies on donor support to alleviate the suffering of the concerned families.