There are still families, with very elderly members who are waiting to bury their relatives who are among the missing persons, Turkish Cypriot member of the Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) Gulden Plumer Küçük has said.
“They want to bury their relatives before they close their eyes. This is why the work of CMP feels like it is running against time”, she stated and called on anyone who has any information about missing persons to contact the Committee. Noting that anyone who provides information remains anonymous, she said “We are just looking for places that the persons were buried and the missing persons, not who killed them or what happened”.
According to Küçük, excavations took place in 258 areas and the remains of 249 Turkish Cypriots and 681 Greek Cypriots were found. “These persons were identified and their remains were given to their families to be buried. There are still 243 Turkish Cypriots and 829 Greeks Cypriots that must be found where they were buried”.