Cyprus to take Turkey to Europe court over 'missing'

Greek Cyprus will file a case with the European Court against Turkey to clarify the fate of some 1,500 people who went missing during the 1974 Turkish invasion, government spokesman said.

Cyprus to take Turkey to Europe court over 'missing'

Greek Cyprus will file a case with the European Court of Human Rights against Turkey to clarify the fate of some 1,500 people who went missing during the 1974 Turkish invasion, the Greek government spokesman said on Tuesday.

"It was decided to take the missing persons' issue to the Permanent Members of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg and at the same time to the European Court of Human Rights," Stephanos Stephanou told a news conference.

Turkish Cyprus people also reported many missing stories in past, however, a documentary film made named "missing bus" in 2008.

A drama documentary film by Turkish Cypriot filmmaker, Fevzi Tanpinar, narrates the incidents that occurred between the two nations on Cyprus, and produced on the basis of eyewitnesses of the bitter events of the past. It is about a Turkish Cypriot bus that left Larnaca on May 13th, 1964 and never came back. It was carrying Turkish Cypriots commuting from their houses to work.

The action comes amid outrage in Greek Cyprus after a Turkish actor said on television in Turkey on Thursday that he shot dead a 19-year-old Greek Cypriot prisoner of war and then went on to kill a further nine people during the invasion.

Reuters
Last Mod: 28 Ocak 2009, 12:25
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