Enosis

Wednesday, 20. June 2012 Website Admin

Enosis (Greek: union) refers to the movement of the Greek-Cypriot population to incorporate the island of Cyprus into Greece. In December 1949, the Cypriot Orthodox Church challenged the British colonial government to put the Enosis question to a referendum. The colonial government refused, and the Church proceeded to organize its own referendum in 1950. The referendum took place with an overwhelming majority 95.7% of the people voted in favor of extricating the island from the British Empire and annexing it to the Kingdom of Greece. In 1955, the resistance movement EOKA was formed in Cyprus in order to end British rule and annex the island to Greece.

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