The Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP) responded to media claims regarding the remains found near the Ay Nikola Cemetery.
A written statement released by the CMP stated that the committee had been continuing its works with a bi-communal team consisting of the Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot scientists and added that the excavations around the Ay Nikola Cemetery were unilaterally carried out by the Greek Cypriot administration.
The statement which referred to a procedure used by the committee for the analysis of remains and for remains which could not be identified noted that if the remains found did not belong to missing persons but to old times those remains were buried back where they were found.
The statement also added that those remains which could not be identified or did not belong to any missing person as a result of a DNA test were placed at the CMP morgue.
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