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The 1 April Attacks were a series of terrorist attacks by the EOKA which led to the start of the Cyprus Emergency. [1]

10 relations: Cyprus, Cyprus Emergency, EOKA, Grigoris Afxentiou, Limassol, Makarios III, Markos Drakos (EOKA fighter), Nicosia, Robert Perceval Armitage, The Canberra Times.

Cyprus (Κύπρος; Kıbrıs), officially the Republic of Cyprus (Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία; Kıbrıs Cumhuriyeti), is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.

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The Cyprus Emergency was a military action that took place in British Cyprus primarily consisting of an insurgent campaign by the Greek Cypriot militant group, the National Organisation of Cypriot Fighters (EOKA), to remove the British from Cyprus so it could be unified with Greece.

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EOKA was a Greek Cypriot nationalist guerrilla organisation that fought a campaign for the end of British rule in Cyprus, for the island's self-determination and for eventual union with Greece.

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Grigoris Pieris Afxentiou (Γρηγόρης Πιερής Αυξεντίου; 1928–1957) was a guerrilla fighter who fought against the British rule of Cyprus and is considered a national hero.

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Limassol (Λεμεσός; Limasol or Leymosun; Լիմասոլ) is a city on the southern coast of Cyprus and capital of the eponymous district.

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Makarios III (Μακάριος Γ΄), born Michail Christodoulou Mouskos (Μιχαήλ Χριστοδούλου Μούσκος; August 13, 1913 – August 3, 1977), was the archbishop and primate of the autocephalous Church of Cyprus, a Greek Orthodox Church (1950–1977), and the first President of the Republic of Cyprus (1960–1974 and 1974–1977).

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Markos Drakos (Μάρκος Δράκος) was a Cypriot guerrilla fighter who was killed in the EOKA struggle (1955–1959) against the British.

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Nicosia (Λευκωσία; Lefkoşa) is the capital and largest city on the island of Cyprus, as well as its main business centre.

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Sir Robert Perceval Armitage KCMG (21 December 1906 - 1990) was a British colonial administrator who held senior positions in Kenya and the Gold Coast, and was Governor of Cyprus and then Nyasaland during the period when the former British colonies were gaining independence.

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The Canberra Times newspaper was founded in 1926 in Canberra, Australia by Arthur Shakespeare.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1_April_Attacks

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