The Republic of Turkey has donated 100,000 US Dollars (83,500 Euros) to the Committee on Missing Persons (CMP).

Turkish Ambassador to Lefkosa, Derya Kanbay, received Gülden Plümer Küçük, the Turkish Cypriot member of the Committee on Missing Persons, and presented the donation cheque to her.

In a written statement, the Committee on Missing Persons expressed gratitude for the donation and noted that Turkey’s financial support for the committee has amounted to 909,500 Euros over the last eleven years.

A statement circulated by the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) said that this donation will support the works of the Committee on Missing Persons towards exhumation, identification and return of remains of missing persons which aimed at ending the pain that had affected many families for many years.

The statement also added that the CMP has identified and returned 870 missing persons to their families so far.