EOKA

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EOKA

An anti-British Greek Cypriot terrorist group led by Colonel Grivas and designed to obtain independence for Cyprus from direct British rule 1955–59. It staged a coup in 1974 which led to Turkish invasion and forced partition.
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ELAM use the same nationalistic slogans as EOKA and EOKA B and is therefore true "patriots" according to many Cypriots.
Going beyond this, the CyBC never invited the fighters to explain on the radio why Eoka B was manned by former members of Eoka -- its chief, section leaders and its masked bombers.
Grivas was the military commander of the Eoka insurgency against British colonial rule from 1955 to 1959 and its later variant Eoka B in the 1960s.
On Sunday, Disy MP Eleni Stavrou, who is also running for Member of European Parliament, posted on her social media account pictures from her attendance at a memorial for General GeorgiosGrivas (Digenis), the military commander of the Eoka insurgency against British colonial rule from 1955 to 1959 and its later variant Eoka B in the 1960s.
On Sunday, Disy MP Eleni Stavrou, who is also running for Member of European Parliament, posted on her social media account pictures from her attendance at a memorial for General Georgios Grivas (Digenis), the military commander of the Eoka insurgency against British colonial rule from 1955 to 1959 and its later variant Eoka B in the 1960s.
He returned to Cyprus from Greece in 1971 and formed the paramilitary organisation of Eoka B which attempted to overthrow President Makarios.
PAPHOS municipality on Monday denied it was dumping an iconic bus that had been used by fighters resisting Eoka B coupists in 1974, and in which four people were killed.
4) My conclusion that Eoka B was a criminal organisation was "arbitrary".
Like Petain, Grivas wrecked his hero status by setting up Eoka B, a criminal organisation that murdered its 'enemies', blew up police stations, government buildings and the cars of its critics in order to achieve...
Kafadar, 62, was the sole survivor of the massacre perpetrated by the notorious Eoka B near Palodhia, Limassol when he was 19 years old.
The party said that its conscious decision to adopt the goal of a bicommunal bizonal federation was the result of the new state of affairs created due to the Greek junta and Eoka B's coup in Cyprus and of the ensuing invasion of Turkey, but also the dilemma between a federation and the partition of the island.
During the show a text message from an unknown listener was read and it said: "I was a member of Eoka B and killed many Turkish Cypriots in 1974.