EOKA


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AcronymDefinition
EOKAEthniki Organosis Kipriakou Agonos (Greek: National Organization of Cypriot Struggle; est. 1954)
EOKAEthniki Organosi Kyprion Agoniston (Greek)
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This man was an EOKA killer, previously sentenced to death, but reprieved for political expediency, his sentence commuted to life imprisonment of which he served only 17 months before being released when the Cyprus agreement was signed.
In contrast to EOKA it remained legal throughout the intercommunal clashes of 1957-58.
AKEL took issue because Grivas, also known by his nom de guerre Dighenis, later led the EOKA B paramilitary organisation, which many blame for the ills suffered by the island.
Lt Col Manuel also laid wreaths at the graves of two other Welsh soldiers whose remains are buried there: Private James Gould, 22 of The Welch Regiment who was also killed in the EOKA campaign and another private, JT Northcote, 19 of the South Wales Borderers who died in 1947 from injuries he suffered during World War II.
He is quite right to point out that the EOKA emergency in Cyprus didn't start until 1955.
1) The talks formally collapsed on 29 February since the British were not prepared to guarantee a Greek majority control of the legislature and would not agree to an unconditional amnesty for those EOKA members who were responsible for murder or attempted murder.
Willie went for SBS training, and I believe Brian, who was a section commander, spent the next two years in Cyprus during the EOKA emergency.
A visit by Queen Elizabeth II as part of the Commonwealth heads of government meeting in October 1993 was met with a mixed reception: too many Greek Cypriots remembered it was she who had signed the death warrants to execute EOKA fighters back in the 1950s.
All parliamentary parties' leaders, as well as the head of the EOKA fighters association, former Presidents of the Republic Giorgos Vassiliou and Demetris Christofias and former Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktas' family also laid wreaths, paying tribute to Clerides.
Taff survived bomb blasts and gun attacks with Ken from EOKA terrorists who attacked their RAF base in Cyprus in the late 1950s.
However, his letter of August 6, when he lists his military and police service contains an error, for he says he went to Cyprus for the EOKA Campaign in 1947.
As a RESULT of counter-terrorist operations in various parts of Cyprus during the summer of 1956, a large number of documents, photographs and equipment belonging to the terrorist organization EOKA * have come into the hands of the Security Forces.