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1 April attacks (Cyprus)

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The 1 April Attacks were a series of attacks across Cyprus in 1955 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 and the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean.

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Cyprus Emergency

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 (ΕΟΚΑ) 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 Afxentiou

Grigoris Pieris Afxentiou (Γρηγόρης Πιερής Αυξεντίου; February 22, 1928 – March 3, 1957) was a Greek Cypriot 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) is a city on the southern coast of Cyprus and capital of the eponymous district.

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Makarios III

Makarios III (Μακάριος Γ΄; III.; 13 August 1913 – 3 August 1977) was a Greek Cypriot clergyman and politician, who served as the Archbishop and Primate of the autocephalous Church of Cyprus (1950–1977) and as the first President of Cyprus (1960–1977).

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Markos Drakos (EOKA fighter)

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 largest city on the island of Cyprus.

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Robert Perceval Armitage

Sir Robert Perceval Armitage (21 December 1906 – 6 July 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

The Canberra Times is a daily newspaper, published by Fairfax Media in Canberra.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1_April_attacks_(Cyprus)

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