CMP

About the CMP

July 2007 marked a turning point of historical significance: the CMP began returning the first remains of Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot individuals to their families. These individuals had been missing since the tragic events of 1963-64 and 1974.

The primary objective of the CMP is to enable relatives of missing persons to recover the remains of their loved ones, arrange for a proper burial and close a long period of anguish and uncertainty. Most Cypriot families have been directly or indirectly affected and it is hoped that the healing of old wounds will in turn favour the overall process of reconciliation between both communities.

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Press Releases

Australia donates 7,000 Euro to the CMP
May 18, 2017
PRESS RELEASE Australia donates 7,000 Euro to the CMP (Nicosia, 18 May 2017) - The Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) wishes to express its sincere thanks to Australia for its donation of EUR 7,000 made today. This brings the Australian financial assistance to the CMP to a total of EUR 13,300 over...
Recent recoveries at CMP excavations
May 15, 2017
PRESS RELEASE Recent recoveries at CMP excavations (Nicosia, 15 May 2017) - On 15 May, CMP excavation teams located the remains of one individual in a civilian area in Famagusta/Gagimağuza, and of two additional individuals (thus reaching a total number of six) within a military zone at Saint...
Cyprus donates 125,000 EUR to the CMP
Apr 20, 2017
PRESS RELEASE Cyprus donates 125,000 EUR to the CMP (Nicosia, 20.04.2017) - The Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) wishes to express its sincere thanks to the Republic of Cyprus for its donation of EUR 125,000 made today. This allocation brings the Republic of Cyprus’ financial assistance to the...

Quick Facts

Number of missing people:

Greek Cypriots: 1508

Turkish Cypriots: 493

Identified Individuals returned to their families:

Greek Cypriots: 569

Turkish Cypriots: 184

Sites excavated:

Opened: 1147 (No of Human remains on sites: 1215)

Sets of Remains analyzed:

 

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CMP in the news

Mar 05, 2017
Thousands of deaths, secret mass graves and decades steeped in anger — small but strategically located Cyprus has much to teach the world about the...
Mar 09, 2017
There were 84 skeletons, all in one place. It wasn't the first, or the last, mass grave Ceren Ceraloglu would search, but the feeling of standing...