Excavation work to find human remains in Karaoğlanoğlu (Agios Georgios) began on Monday, following a report by an Argentinian scientist to the Committee on Missing Persons (CMP).
Greek Cypriot member of the CMP Nestoras Nestoros, said that the scientist visited the island for a week in September by invitation of the CMP, where he used ground penetrating radar in nine areas in the North.
The equipment uses radar pulses to image the subsurface and after his research, recommended eight of the nine locations should be excavated for remains of the missing.
Monday’s excavations were in a car scrap yard. Next on the list are the botanical garden in Kyrenia and sites in Yeni Iskele (Trikomo) and Gönyeli (Kionelli).
So far, the remains of 614 Turkish and Greek Cypriot missing from the inter-communal troubles of the 1960s and the Turkish military intervention of 1974 have been identified and returned to their families for burial.