Press Release

Latest press releases from UNFICYP, the Good Offices and the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus

  • 21 Jan 2016 - Good afternoon – I just had a good meeting with the Greek Cypriot leader, H.E. Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, the Turkish Cypriot leader, H.E. Mr. Mustafa Akıncı and my Special Adviser, Mr. Espen Barth Eide.   This was my first meeting with both leaders together. It was a very good...
  • 31 Dec 2015 - The U.N. Development Programme (UNDP) today ends a ten year, multi-million dollar initiative that has bridged differences and helped make the Cyprus  conflict easier to solve by improving dialogue, communication and understanding on the long-divided island.  Funded by the USAID...
  • 23 Dec 2015 - The Mufti of Cyprus, Dr Talip Atalay prayed at Hala Sultan Tekke on 23rd December 2015 together with 1000 faithful during a special pilgrimage on the occasion of the Mawlid ul Nabi / Mevlid, celebrating the birth of Prophet Muhammad. On this occasion the Mufti sent best wishes...
  • 20 Dec 2015 - Today, the Turkish Cypriot leader Mr. Mustafa Akıncı and the Greek Cypriot leader Mr. Nicos Anastasiades held the last leaders’ meeting of 2015.  They evaluated negotiations since talks began on 15 May 2015 and expressed their satisfaction with the progress that has been...
  • 20 Dec 2015 - Today, the leader of the Greek Cypriot community, Mr. Nicos Anastasiades and the leader of the Turkish Cypriot community, Mr. Mustafa Akıncı, visited the CMP laboratory and met with the three CMP Members and many of the Committee’s Greek and Turkish Cypriot scientists. They...
  • 25 Nov 2015 - NICOSIA, 25 November 2015 - The Turkish Cypriot leader, Mr. Mustafa Akɪncɪ, and the Greek Cypriot leader, Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, met for the sixth time during a series of intensive sessions held in the month of November.      In the course of these six sessions, the two...
  • 18 Nov 2015 - 18 November 2015 - The Greek Cypriot leader, Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, and the Turkish Cypriot leader, Mr. Mustafa Akɪncɪ, condemn in the strongest terms the shameful incidents that occurred on 16 November 2015, during which Turkish Cypriots were targeted.   The leaders stand...
  • So far, 614 missing persons from both communities have been identified and returned to their families for a dignified burial

    09 Nov 2015 - Nicosia, 9 November 2015 - The Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) wishes to express its sincere thanks to H.E. Mr Mustafa Akıncı for a donation of EUR 75,000 made on behalf of the Turkish Cypriot community on 5 November 2015. This brings the Turkish Cypriot financial assistance...
  • Slovakia's Ambassador to Cyprus Dr Oksana Tomová, makes a statement during a visit to the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus by representatives from political parties representing both communities in Cyprus. UNFICYP/Juraj Hladky

    05 Nov 2015 - NICOSIA, 5 November 2015 - The three CMP Members and the many Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot scientists working at the CMP laboratory were happy to welcome today representatives from political parties representing both communities in Cyprus.  The representatives were briefed...
  • The Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus laboratory in Nicosia

    05 Nov 2015 - Nicosia, 5 November 2015 - Today, the CMP was notified by the leader of the Turkish Cypriot community, Mr Mustafa Akıncı, that Turkey had formally agreed to provide access for CMP excavation teams to all 30 currently known suspected burial sites in military areas in the north...

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