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Encyclopedia > Dimitrios Ioannides
Dimitrios Ioannides (right) toasting with George Papadopoulos (middle) and Phaedon Gkizikis (left) Ioannides and Gizikis overthrew Papadopoulos in a later coup. Picture, published in major Greek newspapers such as Vradini, shows them before the coup when they were in friendly terms. It establishes the warm relationship between Papadopoulos and the other two and provides an understanding of the measure of betrayal Papadopoulos felt when toppled by the other two.
Dimitrios Ioannides (right) toasting with George Papadopoulos (middle) and Phaedon Gkizikis (left) Ioannides and Gizikis overthrew Papadopoulos in a later coup. Picture, published in major Greek newspapers such as Vradini, shows them before the coup when they were in friendly terms. It establishes the warm relationship between Papadopoulos and the other two and provides an understanding of the measure of betrayal Papadopoulos felt when toppled by the other two.

Dimitrios Ioannides (also Dimitris Ioannidis, Greek Δημήτρης Ιωαννίδης) (born March 13, 1923) was a Greek military officer who was involved in the Greek military junta of 1967-1974. Image File history File links source: Uknown Description: Greek Dictator George Papadopoulos among two greek wing commanders File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links source: Uknown Description: Greek Dictator George Papadopoulos among two greek wing commanders File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Georgios Papadopoulos in the standard poster issued by the dictatorship government. ... Phaedon Gizikis (Greek: Φαίδων Γκιζίκης). Army officer and president of Greece (1973-1974) Born in 1917, Phaedon Gizikis was a career Greek army officer. ... is the 72nd day of the year (73rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Greek military junta of 1967-1974, alternatively The Regime of the Colonels (Greek: ), or in Greece The Junta (Greek: ) and The Seven Years (Greek: ) are terms used to refer to a series of right-wing military governments that ruled Greece from 1967 to 1974. ...


He was born in Athens to an upper middle-class business family with roots in Epirus. This article is about the capital of Greece. ... Epirus, spanning Greece and Albania. ...


He participated on the government side in the Greek Civil War and later served in the Makronisos internment camp, which detained communists. In 1963, he served in Cyprus. Combatants Hellenic Army, Royalist forces, Republicans United Kingdom Communist Party of Greece (ELAS, DSE) Commanders Alexander Papagos, Thrasyvoulos Tsakalotos, James Van Fleet Markos Vafiadis Strength 150,000 men 50,000 men and women Casualties 15,000 killed 32,000+ killed or captured The Greek Civil War (Ελληνικός εμφύλιος πόλεμος [ellinikos emfilios polemos]) was... Makronisos (Μακρόνησος, in Greek, lit. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ...


Ioannides took active part in the coup d'etat of April 21, 1967 but preferred to stay in the background during the first six years, allowing George Papadopoulos to take the limelight. Ioannides became chief of the Greek Military Police (ESA) which he developed into a feared force for military and civilians alike. He was promoted to the rank of colonel in 1970 and brigadier general in 1973. A coup détat, or simply a coup, is the sudden overthrow of a government, usually done by a small group that just replaces the top power figures. ... is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Georgios Papadopoulos in the standard poster issued by the dictatorship government. ... The Greek Military Police (Greek: Ελληνική Στρατιωτική Αστυνομία (ΕΣΑ), generally known in English by the acronym ESA (Elliniki Stratiotiki Astinomia) was the main security (secret police) and intelligence organisation during the Greek military junta of 1967-1974. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Brigadier General, or one-star general, is the lowest rank of general officer in the United States and some other countries, ranking just above Colonel and just below Major General. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ...


After the Athens Polytechnic uprising of November 1973, Ioannides organised a coup d'état and, on November 25, overthrew Papadopoulos and installed his friend and fellow Epirote, Phaedon Gizikis, as President of Greece. An AMX 30 tank standing in front of the Athens Polytechnic. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... is the 329th day of the year (330th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Phaedon Gizikis (Greek: Φαίδων Γκιζίκης). Army officer and president of Greece (1973-1974) Born in 1917, Phaedon Gizikis was a career Greek army officer. ... This is a list of presidents of Greece. ...


Ioannides also organised the July 15, 1974 coup d'état in Cyprus which overthrew the government of Archbishop Makarios III. This led to the Turkish invasion of the island on July 20 which, in turn, led to the downfall of the Greek Junta and to metapolitefsi. is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Makarios III (Greek: Μακάριος Γ`; born Mihalis Christodoulou Mouskos (Greek: Μιχαήλ Χριστοδούλου Μούσκος), August 13, 1913 – August 3, 1977) was the archbishop and primate of the autocephalous Cypriot Orthodox Church (1950-1977) and first President of the Republic of Cyprus (1960-1977). ... Combatants  Turkey  Cyprus  Greece On the 20th of July 1974, Turkey launched a military invasion by air, land and sea against Cyprus purportedly to restore constitutional order following an Athens orchestrated coup by the Cypriot National Guard against the President of Cyprus, Makarios III. Though Turkey had consistently refused to... is the 201st day of the year (202nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Metapolitefsi (Greek: Μεταπολίτευση, translated as polity or regime change) refers to the period in Greek history after the fall of the Greek military junta of 1967-1974 and includes the transitional period from the fall of the dictatorship to the Greek legislative elections of 1974 as well as the democratic...


Ioannides was arrested and charged with rebellion and treason. He was given a death sentence, later commuted to life imprisonment, which he is still serving at Korydallos Prison. Korydallos Prison Complex is the main prison of Greece, housing both maximum security men and women. ...


In 2002, his name, along with other surviving members of the Junta leadership, was removed from the Greek register of electors.[citation needed]


External reference

  • loannidis: Power in the Wings, TIME, 10 December 1973

 
 

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