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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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Saturday: Omonia v Nea Salamina (7.00), AEL v Enosis (8.00)
With the negative stance of the Church towards the Annan Plan, the long-standing Enosis project was finally recalled (p.
As the author indicated, in 1963 the Greek Cypriots pushed forward constitutional amendments aiming to abrogate the 1959-1960 agreements in order to open the way for 'Enosis.' It should be noted that besides the Greek Cypriots' goal of establishing 'Enosis,' the Greek Cypriots felt that the 19591960 agreements were imposed by the international community and they wanted an out at the first occasion.
These measures increased antagonism between the British administration and Greek Cypriots and boosted the cause of Enosis rather than reducing it.
The present day conflict, however, has its roots embedded even further back than 1963 -- in fact, as long ago as May 1948, when George Grivas, a semi-retired colonel in the Greek army, and a Cypriot by birth, decided to lead a revolutionary force on Cyprus with the intention of overthrowing the British administration and thereafter declaring enosis, the union of Cyprus with Greece.
The most transfer-shy teams were last season's runners up AEK, and Enosis who managed to avoid relegation on the very last day of the season with four.
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.
Greek nationalism and the idea of enosis, or union, with Greece grew among the Christians during the early 19th century after centuries of neglect by the Ottomans, but a series of uprisings were unsuccessful.
Invincibile admitted he'll drag pal Mark Burchill, who plays for rival Cypriot team Enosis Paralimni, to the Scotland game with him.
Was it not for the Peace Operation, the Turkish Cypriots would have had to accept "Enosis" (the unification of Cyprus with Greece) and would have been forced to mass slaughter (by Greek Cypriots), Eroglu said.
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.
Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church of Marlboro and also a member of the Enosis Society.