Cyprus Urges More on Missing

Cooperation in the framework of the Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) should yield more results to help put an end to the humanitarian drama of the families of missing persons, both Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots, Director of the Office of the President of the Republic Panayiotis Antoniou has said.

Antoniou was speaking at the funeral of Yiannakis Liasis, in the Turkish occupied church of Ayia Triada Gialousas in the Karpas peninsula, the first time a Greek Cypriot missing person was allowed to be buried in the northern part of the island, which Turkey occupies since its troops invaded in 1974.

So far, he said a total of 404 remains of Greek Cypriot missing persons have been found and identified.