Category History

What is the Megali Idea?

Similar to Enosis, the Megali Idea was largely influential to Cyprus and its history. This dream of recreating the Byzantine Empire was a large factor in Greece’s ambition to unify with Cyprus. This can especially be seen with Greece’s two…

What is Enosis?

The Enosis movement was one of the key catalysts of conflict in Cyprus. This fight to gain union with Greece saw the rise of many fascists and fascist groups – Georgios Grivas, Nikos Sampson, EOKA & EOKA-B to name a…

The Life of Osman Örek

Osman Nuri Örek is a Turkish Cypriot legend. He fought for our equality, sovereignty and existence on the island.  Örek is often not spoken about much compared to other Turkish Cypriot leaders like Rauf Denktaş and Dr Fazıl Küçük. However…