Breakthrough: Turkey grants access to 30 military areas over three-year period

Release Date: 
Nov 05, 2015

Breakthrough: Turkey grants access to 30 military areas over three-year period

(Nicosia, 5 November 2015)  Today, the CMP was notified by the leader of the Turkish Cypriot community, Mr Mustafa Akıncı, that Turkey had formally agreed to provide access for CMP excavation teams to all 30 currently known suspected burial sites in military areas in the north of Cyprus. Access will be given over a three year period, starting in January 2016, with ten sites to be excavated each year.

The CMP Members welcome this decision which will accelerate the Committee’s humanitarian work.

The CMP wishes to thank all those involved in achieving this important breakthrough.