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Enosis

 

a movement for union with Greece. The term enosis (union) came into use after an independent Greek state was formed in 1830 and Thessaly, Crete, Samos and other Greek lands that remained under Turkish control began demanding union with Greece. The movement was led by the Orthodox Church.

During the period of Turkish rule, which ended in 1923, and British rule, which ended in 1960, the Greek Cypriot movement for uniting Cyprus with Greece contributed to the development of the national liberation struggle in Cyprus. In the 1960’s and 1970’s in the Republic of Cyprus the ideals of enosis were upheld by nationalistic strata of the Greek community, whose actions impeded the regularization of relations between Greeks and Turks and the normal conduct of government affairs.

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As enosis is no longer on the cards there is no point going on and on about it given that it has now become unnecessary.
These measures increased antagonism between the British administration and Greek Cypriots and boosted the cause of Enosis rather than reducing it.
During his month-long stay he met with nothing but scepticism among the people, and even Makarios, the voice of the people on enosis matters, seemed to doubt the colonel's plans and methods.
By integrating IBM middleware into its ENOSIS solution and providing a browser interface, DAOU will be able to offer fast, easy access to vital financial data.
The choice of Enosis at the start of the 20th century was the most 'advantageous' because in Greece there was never separation of State and Church.
The Greek-Cypriots had constantly shown their willingness for a potential union with Greece, the so-called enosis, rightly been affected by similar cases, such as the one of Dodecanese islands, which, in 1947 were unified with the rest of Greece.
2009 - Is allowed to leave Roda on a free transfer and makes the switch to Cypriot football with Enosis Neon Paralimni.
The 26-year-old enjoyed a spell with Cypriot side Enosis Neon Paralimni before things turned sour at Famagusta.
Greek Cypriots continued to push for enosis during the island's British administration from 1878, while Turkish Cypriots called for partition, or taksim, with both sides resorting to violence.
She was a member of the SS Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church in Marlborough, member and youngest President of the Enosis Society, member of the Daughters of Penelope at the church and a member of the Shining Stars.
Al Ain's next five matches are against Puch (July 26), Karabuspor (July 30), Condordia Chianja (July 31), Enosis Neon Paralimni (August 5) and Azerbaijan's U-23 team (August 6).
Led by Nicos Sampson, a Greek Cypriot advocate of enosis (Cyprus's unification with Greece), the coup of July 15 provoked the Turkish operation five days later.