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The Committee on Missing Persons is going to start excavation work at Muratağa-Sandallar and Atlılar villages to determine the identities of 126 persons who were killed on 14 August 1974 and buried in mass graves.

Turkish Cypriot member of the Committee on Missing Persons, Gülden Plümer Küçük ,stated that separate graves will be provided for the persons whose identities have been determined by DNA tests. Küçük also stated that they contacted the families of the missing persons and the associations which represent missing persons’ families, and cooperated with them by expressing the process to be followed.

Furthermore, Küçük added that three weeks ago the Committee on Missing Persons had reached the remains of 4 persons at their excavation work and this showed the importance of scientific and professional work once more.

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