enosis


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enosis

(ˈɛnəʊsɪs)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the union of Greece and Cyprus: the aim of a group of Greek Cypriots
[C20: Modern Greek: from Greek henoun to unite, from heis one]

e•no•sis

(ɪˈnoʊ sɪs, iˈnoʊ-)

n. (sometimes cap.)
a movement for securing the political union of Greece and Cyprus.
[1935–40; < Modern Greek énōsis, Greek hénōsis union]

enosis

A Greek term meaning unity, describing the Greek Cypriot movement for political union with Greece. The Turkish Cypriot minority was bitterly opposed this and it led directly to 1974 invasion and partition.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.enosis - the union of Greece and Cyprus (which is the goal of a group of Greek Cypriots)
union - a political unit formed from previously independent people or organizations; "the Soviet Union"
Cyprus, Republic of Cyprus - a country on the island of Cyprus; 80% of the people are of Greek origin and 20% or Turkish origin
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For Turkish Cypriots, however, enosis would have meant abandoning benevolent British colonial rule for Greek colonial rule -- not a happy prospect if you were Turkish Cypriot.
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Leonardo played 20 games in total for Enosis Neon Paralimni and Metalurh Donetsk, with a return of six goals - five in Cyprus and one in Ukraine.
As a guarantor, Turkey demonstrated to the world that day, through the Peace Operation, that it would not allow enosis to be carried out and that the Turkish Cypriots were not alone.
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As Greek nationalists promoted the idea of enosis, Turkish armed forces invaded in 1974 in response to fears that Cyprus might become a proto-Greek entity.
Greek Cypriot political elites perceived the Zurich and London Treaties of 16 August 1960 (and the extension of these treaties in the later Constitution of the Republic of Cyprus) as a step leading to annexation to Greece through Enosis (p.
When Cyprus gained independence, Archbishop Makarios didn't want Enosis (union with Greece) which was one of the objectives of the independence war.
After Britain s military decline in 1945, a movement for enosis (Union) with Greece started to gain strength, which was successfully suppressed by the British government as it had strong soviet and Greek backing.
Mampuya is well known to Lions assistant boss Mark Burchill as the pair played together in Cyprus for Enosis Neon Paralimni.
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Una guerra de guerrilla a partir de 1931 puso contra la pared a los ingleses por haber rechazado la Enosis, la integracion con Grecia, pais con el que Chipre compartia vinculos comunes de idioma, religion y costumbres.