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Grigoris Afxentiou: A True Greek-Cypriot Hero

Grigoris Afxentiou is a national hero for Cyprus as he was one of the prominent fighters in the 1955-1959 EOKA struggle to liberate the island from British colonial rule.

Cypriot Resistance Fighter and Politician Vassos Lyssaridis Passes Away

The socialist leader of EDEK, Vassos Lyssaridis, passed away on Monday at the age of 100 on Cyprus. He was married to Barbara Cornwall.

Cyprus Marks Anniversary of Struggle Against British Colonial Rule

Cyprus celebrated the 64th anniversary of the beginning of the EOKA struggle against British colonial rule, with commemorative liturgies and events held island-wide on Monday. In Nicosia, the main service was led by Archbishop Chrysostomos at Saint John’s Cathedral in...

UK to Pay €1.1 Million to Greek Cypriots Over Human Rights Abuses

The U.K. government  announced on Wednesday that it reached a settlement over claims made by 33 EOKA veterans who were tortured while in detention during the 1955-1959 Cypriot struggle for liberation. The ''full and final'' out-of-court settlement was reached between...

Ex-British Soldier Speaks Out About Cyprus Torture Allegations

British soldiers who spoke out against the torture of Greek-Cypriot detainees during Cyprus' independence war "met a wall of hostility and denial" according to a U.K. newspaper report. According to a Mail on Sunday investigation, one young Grenadier Guards soldier called Jamie...

Grigoris Afxentiou: A True Greek-Cypriot Hero

Grigoris Afxentiou is a national hero for Cyprus as he was one of the prominent fighters in the 1955-1959 EOKA struggle to liberate the island from British colonial rule.

Parades…

Each year, March 25th and April 1st marks the day when revolutionary Greeks took up arms against the Ottomans and the EOKA fighters rose against British colonialism. Both revolutions liberated the Hellenic nation. They did so because of a...

Lysiotis' Book Shows British Hold On Cyprus

The Journal of D.P 743 - the number assigned to Renos Lysiotis during the British occupation of Cyprus when he was held prisoner, is set to be published and provide details of the troubled times from 1955-59 that he...