Flag of Northern Cyprus

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Use National flag and ensign
Proportion 2:3
Adopted 1983
Design A red star and crescent slightly to the left of the center between two horizontal red bars on a white field.
Variant flag of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Name Flag of the President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Use Other
Proportion 2:3
Variant flag of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Name Flag of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus reportedly used 1983–84[1]
Use Other
Proportion 2:3
Design As above, but with red and white inverted. A white star and crescent slightly to the left of the center between two horizontal white bars on a red field.

The flag of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (Turkish: Kuzey Kıbrıs Türk Cumhuriyeti Bayrağı), a self-declared state since 1974, recognised only by Turkey, is based on the flag of Turkey with the colors reversed and two horizontal red stripes added at the top and bottom. It was the result of a competition to find a new representative flag for the TRNC.

Kyrenia Range

The Turkish and TRNC flags were drawn on the Kyrenia Mountains, facing south (35°16′58″N 33°22′31″E / 35.282902°N 33.375263°E / 35.282902; 33.375263). "Ne Mutlu Türküm Diyene" is written beneath the Turkish flag in white—an oft-repeated phrase of Kemalism.

In 2010 the Greek Cypriot side officially complained about the flag to the EU Commission, framed as an environmental hazard because of toxic materials used to transpose it into the mountain side that are liable to leakage. It is also considered by Greek Cypriots as offensive not only to the environment but also their own community and as an act of provocation.[2]

See also

References

  1. "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus". Flagspot.net/flags/. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  2. "EU to investigate whether KKTC flag is environmental hazard". TODAY’S ZAMAN. 3 Feb 2010. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 25 February 2013.


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