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The Service for Missing Persons, under the supervision of the Presidential Commissioner, is mandated to manage and deal with the lists of missing Greek Cypriots and Greeks who are missing as a result of the Turkish invasion of 1974 and of the period of 1963/67. These lists are the following:

    1. List of 1493 missing Greek Cypriots and Greeks who disappeared during the Turkish invasion and whose cases were submitted to the CMP.

    2. List of 126 cases of missing Greek Cypriots and Greeks of the 1619 list which were not initially submitted to the CMP.

    3. List of 44 cases of Greek Cypriots and Greeks missing during the 1963-1967 period.

    4. According to a recent decision of the Council of Ministers, the Missing Persons Service was mandated by the Presidential Commissioner to prepare a list of Greek Cypriots and Greeks who lost their lives during the 1963-1967 period. After its’ completion the list will be made public.


DRAFT LIST OF GREEK CYPRIOT AND GREEK NATIONALS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES DURING THE TURKISH INVASION, AS WELL AS A LIST OF THE CASUALTIES OF THE 15/07/1974 COUP D’ÉTAT:

DRAFT LIST OF GREEK CYPRIOTS AND GREEK NATIONALS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES DURING OR AS A RESULT OF THE TURKISH INVASION

Implementation of the Decision of the Council of Ministers No. 12/2000 dated 4.5.2000. According to the decision lists were to be prepared of the Greek Cypriots and Greeks who lost their lives during or as a result of the Turkish invasion as well as of the 15/07/1974 Coup d'état The above decision was taken in the framework of the Government of Cyprus efforts’ to solve the tragic humanitarian problem of the missing persons and their families and to establish the fate of each and every missing person for the sake of their families.

In the context of the policy of the Government of Cyprus to resolve the humanitarian aspects of the problem of missing persons and establish their fate with certainly and on the basis of concrete evidence and elements, the Council of Ministers in 1999-2000 resolved, inter alia, to carry out exhumations in the areas under the control of the Republic of Cyprus where a number of persons were buried in 1974 as unknown because of the prevailing situation as well as of the severity of the injuries which made their identification at the time impossible.

To this end, a committee was set up consisting of representatives of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs (President), Defence, Justice and Public Order (Police), Health, the Attorney General of the Republic and the Presidential Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs.

On the basis of the above Decision, the Minister of Foreign Affairs has appointed Mr Xenophon Kallis as a Rapporteur with a mandate to prepare draft lists of Greek Cypriots and Greeks who lost their lives during or as a consequence of the Turkish invasion as well as a draft list of persons who lost their lives during or as a consequence on the 15 of July Coup D’ Etat.


It should be noted that during the efforts to compile the above lists information and other data concerning missing persons was also located and collected. This information and data were then forwarded to the competent authorities for evaluation and further action.


The first draft of the lists were made public in the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2002, requesting at the same time that if the families concerned or other persons had any further information regarding people whose names were not included in the lists to contact the Rapporteur.

The following drafts of the lists prepared by Rapporteur were also submitted to the Ad Hoc Parliamentary Committee which was set up to investigate the events (Cyprus file) that led to the Turkish invasion of Cyprus. The draft lists are contained in the Report prepared and published by the Committee.

A) LISTS OF GREEK-CYPRIOT AND GREEK CASUALTIES OF THE TURKISH INVASION


    i. Draft list of Greek Cypriot Casualties from the Turkish invasion - 1009 entries

    ii. List of Greek Cypriot and Greek Casualties who are buried in known and unknown burial sites in the occupied areas - 554 entries. These cases are included in the above list.

    iii. List of Greek Casualties from the Turkish invasion - 108 entries.


B) LIST OF CASUALTIES FROM THE COUP D’ ETAT – 98 ENTRIES

The list is divided to the following four (4) categories:

      I. 41 cases of persons who lost their lives resisting the Coup.

      II. 36 cases of persons, members of the National Guard, who lost their lives during the Coup.

      III. 16 persons who lost their lives accidently during the operations.

      IV. 5 cases referring to Greek nationals.

It is noted that:

    I. The above lists do not include the identification of the remains of missing persons of the programme of the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP) which were made after the submission of the draft lists to the Parliamentary Committee. Given the fact that the CMP’s programme of exhumations and identifications is ongoing and the cases of missing persons who are identified are consequently transferred to the List of known dead, a revised Plan of the lists will soon be published, which will include the identifications up to date.


    II. The majority of the cases of missing persons identified in the framework of the CMP’s programme concerns the identification of individual skeletal elements, due to the deliberate and intentional relocation of remains by the Turkish army to unknown yet places. Although these cases are included in the draft lists, the position of the Government of Cyprus is that the identification of isolated skeletal elements does not constitute a full and complete determination of the fate of the missing persons concerned. The position of the Republic of Cyprus was communicated to all interested and concerned parties and organizations in Cyprus and overseas. Indicatively, such cases concern the large group of the missing persons of Assia, Kornokipos, Ayios Hilarion, Strongylos, Kontemenos- Labatsa Hill, Angastina, Lapithos-celebrity and a plethora of other burial sites excavated in the framework of the CMP in the occupied areas.

    The lists are in Greek language. If you want to read the lists please press here

                                                                                                                    July 2019