CYPRUS PROBLEM: ICRC File on Declared Prisoners of War NOT Released

ICRC FILE ON DECLARED PRISONERS OF WAR NOT RELEASED

  1. The seven persons mentioned in this report are still missing according to a recent checking. (Ed. Note: names follow)
  2. On 24 September 1974 the ICRC received a list of prisoners of war made by the Turkish Cypriot Police Authorities (Lefkosa Turk Emniyet Mudurlugu). This list contains, 2.115 names of POWs. After the necessary cross-checking, the seven persons mentioned are still registered by the ICRC as missing. (There is no POW registered or released under the said names according to the ICRC index cards; moreover, the relatives have confirmed that the above-mentioned are still missing).
  3. According to the list, six of the seven are registered as POWs in Turkey, the seventh as POW in Cyprus.
  4. A few differences can be seen when comparing the Turkish list with the ICRC files. The following may offer an explanation for these discrepancies:
      i. The persons who made the list did not have a good knowledge of the Greek language and made some errors in the transcription of the names.
      ii. Many Greek Cypriots are known under different names.
      iii. The Greek Cypriots themselves are sometimes not certain of a person's age, profession, etc.

ICRC TRACING AGENCY NICOSIA

ICRC Ref. No.: EZG 10427/19

                Date:

        Data on Missing

        Family name		: APOSTOLOU

        First name		: Antonios

        Father's name		: Christofis

        Date of birth           :

        Place of birth		: Livadhia, Larnaca

        Profession              :

        Wife/husband's name	:

        Military status		: Army No.            	

                             Unit No. Infantry 399

        Rank		                : Soldier

        Home address		        :

        Place and date last  seen	:

        Enquiner:	Name		: Tasos Tofis

                       Address		: Livadhia, Larnaca

                                         (Tel. No. 3101)

        Relationship:

He appears on the Turkish official list of POWs.

He is No. 418, FK III (Page 12) as


        Antonis Christapozoul        

        Sivil

        Age 23

        Turkiye 'dedir'

ICRC TRACING AGENCY NICOSIA

ICRC Ref. No.: EZG 14289

                Date:


        Data on Missing

        Family name		: KALLISTRATOU

        First name		: Costas

        Father's name		: Andreas

        Date of birth		: 1953

        Place of birth		: Agridaki

        Profession		: Builder

        Wife/husband's name

        Military status		: Army No.

                          Unit No. 70 Mechanics

        Rank                    : Reserve Soldier

        Home address		: Kato Moni

        Place and date last seen	: Heading from Kato Moni
                                          towards Klepini on 14.8.74

        Enquirer:	Name		: Andreas Kallistratou

                        Address		: Kato Moni

                        Relationship	: Father

His name appears on the Turkish official list of POWs.

His is No. 1201, FKIII (Page 35) as


        Kostakis Andrea        

        Yapici

        Age 21

        Turkiye 'dedir'

Remark: The name which appears here is the person's full name. It is noted however, that he was registered by the ICRC, according to the information given, under the name of Andreou Costas only, which appears on the Turkish list.

ICRC TRACING AGENCY NICOSIA

ICRC Ref. No.: EZG 14306
                Date:

        Data on Missing

        Family name		: PANAYIOTOU

        First name		: Andreas

        Father's name		: Chrysanthos

        Date of birth		: 7.7.1948

        Place of birth		: Famagusta

        Profession		: Health Inspector

        (has connections with the Bank of Cyprus and Chartered Bank)

        Wife/husband's name

        Military status		: Army No.Unit No. 181 Artillery

        Battalion Rank		: Second Lieutenant

        Home address

        Place and date last seen: 4 miles south-east of Bellapais
                                  on road leading to Sychari on 23.7.74

        Enquirer:   Name	: Chrysanthou Panayiotou

                     Address	: Division Police Commander

                                  Central Police Station Limassol

        Enquirer: Relationship  : Father


  

According to information received from an ex-POW, the a/m was seen by him in Pavlides Garage at the end of July/beginning of August.

According to information received from another ex-POW, the a/m was seen by him at Amasia.

According to a Turkish Cypriot the a/m name was written in the records of the Turkish Hospital of Nicosia

His name appears on the Turkish official list of POWs.

He is No. 629 FK III (Page 18) as:

  
        Andreas Panayiotis

        Memur (Ziraat Bank)

        Age 26

        Turkiye 'dedir'

        The same information was given by        

        the enquirer who received

        it from a TK Cyp. person

ICRC TRACING AGENCY NICOSIA

ICRC Ref. No: EZG 12703/4
  
                Date:


Data on Missing

        Family name		: ANDREOU

        First name		: Panayiotis

        Father's name		: Andreas

        Date of birth		: 1953

        Place of birth		: Voni

        Professon		: Carpenter

        Wife/husband's name

        Military status		: Army No.

                          Unit No.

        Rank    		: Reserve Soldier

        Home address		: Kythrea

        Place and date last seen	: Arrested at Dhikomo  on 15.8.74

        Enquirer:	Name		: Andreas Mayias

                        Address		: 16, Panayias,Pallouriotissa,

                                          Nicosia (Tel. 432227)

                        Relationship	: Father

It was reported by the grandmother of the a/m, by message from Voni on 26.10.84, that she saw lists according to which the a/m was a POW in Turkey.

His name appears on the Turkish official list of POWs.

He is No. 1199, FK III (Page 35) as:


        Panayiotis Andreas       

        Dornou

        Age 18

        Turkiye 'dedir'

ICRC TRACING AGENCY NICOSIA

ICRC Ref. No.: EZY 135/8
                Date:

Data on Missing

        Family name		: KARANTONAS

        First name		: Panayiotis

        Father's name		: Andreas

        Date of birth		: 1953

        Place of birth		: Ayios Amvrosios

        Profession		: Painter (decorator)

        Wife/husband's name

        Military status		: Army No.

                        Unit No. Infantry

        Rank		        : Reserve Soldier

        Home address		: Ayios Amvrosios

        Place and date last seen	: Ayios Hilarion on 21.7.74

        Enquirer:	Name		: Andreas Karantonas

                        Address		: Kantaras 197, Strovolos  Nicosia

                        Relationship	: Father

His name appears on the Turkish official list of POWs.

He is No.1779 FK III (Page 51) as


        Panayiotis Kara/Antoni        

        Terzi

        Age 25

        Kibristadir

ICRC TRACING AGENCY NICOSIA

ICRC Ref. No.: EZG 12714/13
                Date:

Data on Missing

        Family name		: PANAYIOTOU

        First name		: Demetrakis

        Father's name		:

        Date of birth		: 1942

        Place of birth		: Famagusta

        Profession		: Hotel Keeper

        Wife/husband's name

        Military status		: Army No.

                        Unit No. Infantry

        Rank    		: Reserve Soldier

        Home address		:

        Place and date last seen: Near Palekythron on 15.8.1974

        Enquirer:	Name	: Savvides Erotokritos

                        Address	: Stadiou 90 Strovolos, Nicosia   (Tel: 445999)

        Relationship		: Friend

His name appears on the Turkish official list of POWs.

He is No. 1163, FK III (Page 34) as


        Demetri Panayiotou        

        Hotelci

        Age 32

        Turkiye 'dedir'

ICRC TRACING AGENCY NICOSIA

ICRC Ref. No.: EZG 12515/6
                Date:

Data on Missing

        Family name		: ATHANASSIOU

        First name		: Costa

        Father's name		: Athanasis

        Date of birth		: 1949

        Place of birth		: Aglantzia

        Profession

        Wife/husband's name	: Georgoulla Petrou

        Military status		: Army No.

                        Unit No. Infantry

        Rank	        	: Reserve Soldier

        Home address		: Meniko

        Place and date last seen: Kyrenia, near Ayios  Georgios  on 22.7.1974

        Enquirer:   Name	: Georgoulla Petrou

                    Address	: Meniko

                    Relationship: Wife

        His name appears on the Turkish official list of POWs.

He is No. 502, FK III (Page 15) as


        Athanasiou Kostakis        

        Asker

        Age 27

        Turkiye 'dedir'



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