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Social Resistance Day

1st August

On the 1st April, 1955, Eoka began its terrorist activities (A date that is celebrated with a public holiday in south Cyprus). After that date, there was constant tension between the Greek Cypriot majority and the Turkish Cypriot minority.

In early 1958, the Turkish Resistance Movement (TMT) was founded. This was in answer to EOKA whose aim was Enosis, or unification with Greece.

 TMT organised a boycott of Greek Cypriot products and shops, in the same way that EOKA was presiding over a Greek Cypriot boycott of British products.

This day commemorates the founding of TMT, and there is usually a folklore festival in Nicosia and other major towns.

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