Towards the end of the armed struggle against the British, US Consul General Taylor G Belcher wrote:

Theseus discussed disgust of Greeks here about the passive resistance and the economic impossibility of it. The merchants are suffering greatly from it. They (The Cypriots) put the blame on Vlachos, Phrydas, Manglis and EOKA. They’re fed up with the Greek Consul General in particular and still refer to Vlachos’ “diplomatic sickness.”