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The Turkish Cypriot Member of the Committee on Missing Persons (CMP), Gülden Plümer Küçük stated that they believed that they have reached the remains of the Greek soldiers who had died during the clashes in 1974 and although their corpses were sent to the Greek Side through the UN, they were not accepted and sent back by the Greeks.

Küçük also stated that the remains of a fourth person have also been found at the excavations started behind the Central Prison

According to the CMP, there are a total of 2001 missing persons; 1508 Greek Cypriots and 493 Turkish Cypriots.

So far, the remains of 451 Greek Cypriots and 144 Turkish Cypriots have been identified and returned to their families within the framework of the Excavations, Identification and Return of the Remains Project.

The committee has discovered the remains of 969 missing persons at 999 excavation sites up to now.

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