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Remains of massacred Turkish Cypriots discovered

27 January 2016

The remains of 86 Turkish Cypriot civilians buried in a mass grave at the village of Sandallar (Santalaris) in Famagusta have been unearthed.

According to Kibris Gazetesi, the remains were found in a mass grave of people murdered by the EOKA B paramilitary organisation in August 1974.

The victims were from the Turkish Cypriot villages of Santalaris, Murataga, and Atilar, located next to each other in the Famagusta district. In total 126 people were killed.

All men of fighting age from the three villages had been rounded up and sent to Limassol on July 20, the day of Turkey’s military intervention on the island.

The committee on missing persons, has said that teams of experts were digging in seven locations in the North Cyprus and one in the South.

Cyprus Mail

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