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The Ambassador of the Netherlands in Cyprus, H.E. Jan Eric van den Berg, will present a check of EUR 250,000 to the Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) in Cyprus on Thursday 18 June, at 9.30 a.m., in the CMP laboratory, United Nations Protected Area.

According to a Committee’s announcement, the three members of the CMP -- Turkish Cypriot Member Gulden Plumer Kucuk, Greek Cypriot Member Elias Georgiades and Third Member Christophe Girod , as well as the Ambassador will address the media.

This is the second donation of its kind by the government of the Netherlands in support of the CMP project on the Exhumation, Identification and Return of Remains of Missing Persons in Cyprus.

The Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus looks into cases of persons reported missing during the Turkish invasion in 1974 and during inter-communal fighting in the early 1960s, after Cyprus gained its independence. A total of 502 Turkish Cypriots and 1493 Greek Cypriots were officially reported as missing by both communities to the Committee on Missing Persons, according to the CMP website.

Turkey has so far refused to provide information about the fate of Greek Cypriot missing persons, who were last seen alive in the hands of the Turkish military during the 1974 Turkish invasion.

Financial Mirror, June 16, 2009|||Netherlands to donate 250,000 to Cyprus Committee on Missing Persons
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