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Turkish Cypriot missing since 1963 troubles to be buried on Friday

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Mustafa Mulla Huseyin was 27 years old and married with two children

A Turkish Cypriot missing person, who was found and identified by the Committee on Missing Persons (CMP), will be buried on Friday.

Mustafa Mulla Huseyin was 27 years old and married with two children when he travelled to Larnaca to buy fuel on December 27, 1963 in the midst of the outbreak of intercommunal troubles on the island.

His remains were found in a well in the buffer zone village of Troulloi in the Larnaca district, before DNA tests determined his identity.

He will be buried at the Canbulat Martyrs’ cemetery in Famagusta on Friday at 10am.

Intercommunal violence erupted on December 20, 1963 and spread across the island over the following days.

Between December 21, 1963 and January 1, 1964, some 136 Turkish Cypriots and 30 Greek Cypriots were killed, while 25,000 Turkish Cypriots from 104 villages – a quarter of the Turkish Cypriot population at the time – were displaced.

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