Cyprus

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01/05/1925
Cyprus becomes a British colony.
09/03/1956
The British authorities order the deportation of the Greek Cypriot leader, Archbishop Makarios, in the hope of restoring law and order to the island.
10/03/1956
Greek Cypriots demonstrate and strike after Britain arrests and deports Archbishop Makarios
19/02/1959
An agreement was signed by Britain, Turkey and Greece granting Cyprus its independence.
14/12/1959
Archbishop Makarios is elected president of Cyprus.
16/08/1960
Cyprus is granted independence, with Archbishop Makarios as the first president.
12/02/1964
Fighting between ethnic Turks and Greeks in the disputed island of Cyprus has left at least 16 people dead.
10/08/1964
The United Nations negotiates a new ceasefire in Cyprus averting a threatened invasion by Turkey.
15/07/1974
On Cyprus Archbishop Makarios is overthrown by a coup led by Greek officers in the National Guard.
20/07/1974
Turkish troops invade Cyprus following the breakdown of talks between Greece and Turkey.
30/07/1974
Greek, Turkish and British foreign ministers sign a peace agreement for Cyprus.

 

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