Remains of executed Cypriot soldiers identified
The United Nations-led Committee on Missing Persons confirmed that the families of the five soldiers in the photographs, which have become synonymous with the struggle of Greek Cypriots to discover the fate of hundreds of missing people, had been informed of the results of forensic tests. The remains of the five soldiers, named as Antonakis Korellis, aged 30, from Kythrea; Panicos Nikolaou, aged 26, from Achna; Christoforos Skordis, aged 25, from Dhali; Ioannis Papayiannis, aged 23, from Neo Horio, Kythrea; and Philipos Hatzikyriakos, aged 19, from Ammochostos, were found in a well along with the relics of 14 others, also thought to be Christian Cypriots. "It is a cold-blooded execution", said Andreas Chatzikiriakou, the brother of one of those killed on August 14, 1974. "I can never accept this." The Turkish government had not commented on the findings. Saturday, 8 August 2009 For more details: http://www.apodimos.com/arthra/09/Aug...
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