"The future is in our hands": teenagers promoting peace in Cyprus

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Thursday, 3 March, 2011

In February 2011, two Greek Cypriot and two Turkish Cypriot teenagers – Idil, Michael, Tayfun and Thalia – joined Elders Desmond Tutu, Gro Brundtland and Lakhdar Brahimi on a visit to London. In this video the four students answer some challenging questions from the Cypriot community in London and tell us why they won't give up on their dream for a united Cyprus.

Thousands of Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots were killed during violence and conflict in the 1960s and 1970s, many of whom have been missing for more than forty years.

The four students belong to a bi-communal organisation working to promote peace on their divided island. They were in the UK to launch a new documentary, "Cyprus: Digging the Past in Search of the Future," which follows their journey with three Elders as they travel to exhumation sites around Cyprus, learning about the search for missing persons.

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