Wednesday, 20. June 2012 Website Admin

The „EOKA“ started in April 1955 a guerrilla campaign against British establishment but the violently attacks hit the Turkish Cypriots, too. Because the expanded numbers of auxiliary Cyprus Police was achieved by disproportionate recruitment from the Turkish-Cypriot community. A situation that lead to open conflict between the island’s ethnic communities. In 1958 the TMT (Türk Mudafa Teskilat = Turkish Defence Organisation) was founded to fight the EOKA activity. Those events created mistrust and civil strife between the two Cypriot communities.

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