July 24, 1974: When Democracy Was Restored in Greece

The five days between July 20 and July 24 in 1974 were the most turbulent, and the most decisive, in modern Greek history. The Turkish invasion to Cyprus, the collapse of the seven-year junta and the birth of the new Hellenic Republic, all took place within that short period.

Turkey’s attack on Cyprus created a domino effect that made the dictatorship crumble as Dimitrios Ioannidis gave up his rule on July 23 and called for a government of national unity.

A day later, self-exiled to Paris Constantine Karamanlis arrives to Greece on the airplane of French President Valery Giscard...


July 24, 1974: When Democracy Was Restored in Greece


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