The Missing Cypriots


The Missing Cypriots Issue - Brief Summary
As a result of the 1974 Turkish invasion in Cyprus, 1619* Greek-Cypriots were reported as missing. Most of them were soldiers or reservists, captured during the battles by the Turkish invasion force. Among them, however, were many civilians, women and children, arrested by the Turkish invasion troops and Turkish-Cypriot paramilitary groups, within the area controlled by the Turkish army after the cease of the battles and far away from the military front. Although motion pictures and photographs showing these people either being arrested or being transferred to and imprisoned in Turkey do exist, none of them has ever returned. This is not a memorial page. There is hope that some of these people are still alive. This site includes a searchable catalog of the missing persons, together with their photographs (where available) and the date and place of their disappearance. Please browse through it and, if you have or can acquire any information regarding the fate of any of them, please report it to the Pancyprian Organization of Parents and Relatives of Undeclared Prisoners and Missing Persons.
Still missing

Relatives

* The number of the missing has been recently reduced to 1532 after the discovery of the remains of 87 missing persons, using DNA identification methods. Click here for more information.

Introduction

If you are completely unaware of the missing Cypriots issue and want to know more, you can read this introductory text.

News Update

29 August 2007.  Extract from the address of the Organization´s President Mr. N. Thodhosiou to the demonstration of Assia Cultural Association.

24 August 2007.  Extract from the address of the Organization´s Secretary General Mr. N. Serghides to the opening ceremony of PSEKA Seminar.

07 August 2007.  Announcement by the organization of Parents and Relatives of non Declared Prisoners of War and Missing Persons commenting the interview of Mr. Denktash to Phileleftheros newspaper.

In an interview given to the Phileleftheros newspaper by Mr. Denktash and published on the 05/08/2007 he was asked why it has been necessary for 33 years to pass before the DNA identifications of the missing persons would start.

Read the full announcement from our organization (the text is in Greek)


DNA identifications from exhumations in the areas not controlled by the Cyprus Government

There was a series of announcements during July and August 2007 concerning the identifications of the remains of missing persons from exhumations in the areas not controlled by the Cyprus Government ...

 

Archive

Photographs, eye witness accounts, news papers articles, and quotes from radio broadcasts, documenting the arrest and/or imprisonment of persons, still missing, by Turkish forces.

* Statistics
* Missing - Fate Unknown
* The Missing Persons' Children
* UN Resolutions

Catalog of the Missing

Here is a searchable catalog of the 1619 missing Cypriots, complete with their photographs (where available) and the circumstances of their disappearance.

English version:
* Browse by name (alphabetical list)
* Browse by place of origin
* Search the database

Greek version (note*):
* Browse by name (alphabetical list)
* Browse by place of origin
* Search the database

* You may find it difficult to use the Greek version with some browsers and/or operating systems, as Greek dynamic web pages are very difficult to create and error - prone.

More Information
What's new on this site
Documentary "The Missing Persons' Children", made by Mega TV channel, about the lives of these fatherless children, both during and after 1974

How to Contact the Relatives
Address, telephone/fax numbers, and e-mail of the Pancyprian Organization of Parents and Relatives of Undeclared Prisoners and Missing Persons

Recent Activities

The Organization of Relatives of Missing Cypriots (UK) has sent a petition to the British Prime Minister regarding the missing persons issue.

Extract from the address of the Organization´s Secretary General Mr. N. Serghides to the opening ceremony of PSEKA Seminar 24.08.2007

About the authors of this page
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