July 15, 1974: Greek Junta Collaborates in Cyprus Coup and Instigates Turkish Invasion

On July 15,1974, the Junta of Athens, through their collaborators organs in Cyprus (The National Guard and the ELDYK and EOKA B organizations) overthrew the President of the Republic of Cyprus Archbishop Makarios and installed a “marionette” government under journalist Nikos Samson. Their aim was to unify the island with Greece, the Union being a nationalist ideal for some Greeks and Cypriots as well.

Five days later, the Turkish army invaded Cyprus and their occupying forces remain on the northern part of the island to this day.

Relations between the Greek Junta and...


July 15, 1974: Greek Junta Collaborates in Cyprus Coup and Instigates Turkish Invasion


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