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A group of people from the ‘Committee of Relatives of the Missing Persons in Taşkent’ visited the Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) laboratory. After the visit, Erdinç Erdağlı made a statement on behalf of the committee and emphasized that the families of missing persons want the completion of the identification works and added that they want to bury their martyrs as soon as possible. Erdağlı reminded that they had given blood samples 12 years ago and excavation works had started 8 years ago. He noted that the works on the missing persons issue have taken so long because of the lack of sincerity of the Greek Cypriot Administration and that the Greek Cypriot Administration has refrained from opening the mass graves for many years.

Erdağlı stated that there are remains of the martyrs who were killed in Taşkent massacre in 1974, and the remains were found in the Pereklişa region in South Cyprus in January 2014. Erdağlı also indicated that they were briefed on the work of the CMP by the Turkish Cypriot member Gülden Plümer Küçük and other officials.

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