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This chapter addresses theories of responsibility for violence and division in Cyprus, a country divided by a de facto cease-fire line dating to 1958 that separates Greek Cypriots to the south and Turkish Cypriots to the north. Drawing from fieldwork conducted since 2007, I trace multifarious attributions of responsibility for the 2,001 Cypriots—civilians and combatants—who went missing during the 1960s–70s. First, I appraise suspicions of secrecy surrounding the forensic investigations, and the discourse of transparency with which those suspicions are aligned. Second, I examine juridical conceptions of responsibility emergent in right-to-know litigation undertaken by relatives of the missing. These two sites are united by the conviction among relatives that more could be known about their loved ones’ deaths. In the speculation opened by this conviction, I discern symptomatic resistances to thinking both personal and collective responsibility for the history of violence in Cyprus.

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