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Commissioner emphatic on determining fate of missing persons

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In a meeting with relatives of Greek missing persons on Monday, Presidential Commissioner, Fotis Fotiou, acknowledged their “agony of anguish and uncertainty about the fate of their loved ones” and called Turkish policy, which refuses to cooperate with the humanitarian work of identifying missing persons, unacceptable and inhumane.

“The international community and the world’s powers, especially the United Nations and the European Union, cannot and must not continue to tolerate a policy that brutally conflicts with basic principles and values ​​of civilized humanity and human rights,” the commissioner stated.

Fotiou added that the government is working with organised groups of relatives of the missing, both in Cyprus and abroad,  and with the Greek government, to reverse “the dangerous situation” that has been created, especially in recent years.

The commissioner gave his assurance that Cyprus would “continue the fight until the fate of the last missing person has been determined with convincing evidence.”

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