Cypriot enosis referendum, 1950
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On 12 December 1949, Archbishop Makarios II had called on the British authorities to hold a referendum on the future of the island. After they refused, the Church Council and the Enosis organisation organised a referendum. Signature books were provided in churches between 15 and 22 January 1950. The books had two columns, entitled "We demand union with Greece" and "We are against the union of Cyprus with Greece".
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After the referendum, the Church of Cyprus publicly admonished those who had voted against enosis. In the latter years of British rule in Cyprus, the Church sought to silence dissenting opinion among Greek Cypriots, sometimes by violent means.
- Zypern, 22. Januar 1950 : Anschluss an Griechenland Direct Democracy
- Heath-Kelly, Charlotte (2013). "Killing in the name: inflicting political injury". Politics of Violence. Routledge. p. 31.