SAMPSON, Nikos

Wednesday, 20. June 2012 Website Admin

Nikos Sampson / © PIO Republic of Cyprus(* 16. December 1935, Famagusta; † 9. May 2001, Nicosia); actual Nikolaos Georgiades; Cypriot politician, journalist and one week president of the Republic of Cyprus.

The photographer joined the EOKA in 1955. He was arrested and sentenced to death in 1956, later pardoned – he got life - and released in an amnesty. He fanatic hated the Turks. With the slogan “death to the Turks” he became a member of the House of Representatives in 1970. As result of the coup in 1974 he was President of Cyprus – for six days. He was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for damage of national interests of Cyprus in 1976. Three years later he was released and gone into exile to Paris. He came back in 1990 and died 2001.

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