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It is in the name of Enosis that Cyprus has been destroyed

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Submitted by Lazman (United States), Jul 25, 2010 at 16:05

That is a quote by Makarios in 1977. He was the Greek Cypriot president of Republic of Cyprus when the Greek military junta used their henchman, Sampson, to overthrow Makarios in a coup to unite Cyprus with Greece (Enosis).

Information readily available about Sampson states that "shortly after the 1974 coup the New York Times described Sampson as the "Al Capone of Cyprus" and connected him with various criminal activities such as bank robberies and murders. He was also described as a 'thug and vicious killer'" Interestingly, the Greek junta thought he was presidential material.

Five days after junta propped Sampson up as the president of Cyprus, Turkish military launched an invasion of the island to protect Turkish Cypriots and on the 8th day of his presidency he was ousted and it also ended the 7 years of military junta rule in Greece. According to the Greek daily newspaper Eleftherotipia, which interviewed him on February 26, 1981, Sampson said, "Had Turkey not intervened, I would not only have proclaimed Enosis, I would have annihilated the Turks in Cyprus as well."

So why waste time with the causality and the details when you can just blame the Turks.

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