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Turkish Cypriot member of the Committee on Missing Persons Gülden Plümer Küçük made a statement to a TAK correspondent regarding the work of the Committee and excavation work at the Tekke Garden. Küçük said that up to now, the remains of 1061 missing persons have been exhumed as a result of the excavation works.

Furthermore, expressing that about 100-120 areas have been excavated in a year, Küçük said that excavation works continued with 6 teams until 2009 and with 9 teams up to now in both South and North Cyprus.

Adding that the identities of about 700 missing persons have been determined and their remains have been returned to their families, Küçük said that the remains of 116 missing persons were found in 2015 and this number is the highest yearly number in the last four years.

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