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Dates1971 � 1974
LeaderGeorge Grivas
MotivesThe union of Cyprus with Greece (Enosis)

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EOKA-B was a Greek Cypriot paramilitary organisation formed in 1971. It followed a right-wing nationalistic ideology and had the ultimate goal of achieving the enosis (union) of Cyprus with Greece. During its short history, the organisation's chief aim was to block any attempt to enforce upon the Cyprus people what the organisation considered to be an unacceptable settlement to the Cyprus issue. The organisation dissolved following a failed coup d'état attempt in 1974 and the subsequent Turkish Invasion of Cyprus. Unlike EOKA, its 1950s predecessor, EOKA-B members tactics included killing both Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot civilians who were opposed to their ideology.

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