The Cyprus crisis (also known as the Cyprus Emergency or the Cypriot War of Independence) was a period of political and violent tension between the Greek Cypriots and UKball as they desired Enosis (unity) with their mother country of Greeceball whilst UKball wanted to keep Cyprusball as their colony. The Turkish Cypriots soon became involved as well as they did not know how to react to the following situation as some wanted to remain under UKball rule whereas others formulated an ideology known as "Taksim" which sought to create a Cyprusball that would be divided into two land masses: One for the Greeks and one for the Turks.
The main combatants comprised of a group formed by the Greek Cypriots known as EOKAball, a group formed by the Turkish Cypriots known as TMTball and their colonial overlord, UKball. EOKAball wanted to achieve unity with Greeceball who was sympathetic to their cause and supported their movement. TMTball was created as a reaction to EOKAball and collaborated with UKball who was supportive of the "Taksim" movement, provided that Cyprusball was kept under British rule.
When fighting broke out, EOKAball resorted to guerilla warfare whilst UKball and their TMTball collaborators would try and flush them out of their hiding places. In response to this, EOKAball assassinated and targeted British nationals and TMTball members with a series of shooting and bombings all over the country. Communists were also targeted by both TMTball and EOKAball as both groups were staunchly nationalist and anti-communist.
In 1959 the belligerents would agree to the London-Zurich Agreement which would see Cyprusball independent and the end of British rule in Cyprus. However, this displeased both the Greek Cypriots and the Turk Cypriots as the Greek Cypriots wanted unity with Greeceball whilst the Turkish Cypriots would've preferred British rule or at the very least, a Cyprusball divided into Greek and Turkish territories for their respective inhabitants. Whilst this did put a pause to the fighting, tensions would slowly rise between the two ethnicities which would later climax in the 1974 Cypriot coup d'état and the Turkish invasion of Cyprus.