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Cyprus marks 66 years of independence from British colonial rule

Cyprus on Thursday marks the 66th anniversary of the Eoka struggle for independence from British colonial rule which was launched on April 1, 1955.

President Nicos Anastasiades will attend a church service in Nicosia in the morning at the Ayios Ioannis cathedral at the Archbishopric.

He will then attend a memorial service at the Graves of the Imprisoned and lay a wreath to honour the Eoka fighters buried there.

Traditional annual parades by students and veterans to mark the anniversary will not take place due to the covid pandemic.

 

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