Flag of Northern Cyprus

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Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Flag of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.svg
Use National flag and ensign
Proportion 2:3
Adopted 1983
Design A red star and crescent slightly left of centre between two horizontal red bars on a white field.
Flag of the President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.svg
Variant flag of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Name Presidential Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Use Other
Proportion 2:3
Flag of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (1983).svg
Variant flag of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Name Flag of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus until 1983
Use Other
Proportion 2:3

The flag of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (Turkish: Kuzey Kıbrıs Türk Cumhuriyeti bayrağı) 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. The local use of the Turkish flag is somewhat similar to the use of the Greek flag in the rest of the island.

Kyrenia Range[edit]

"Ne Mutlu Türküm Diyene" motto and the flag of Northern Cyprus on the Pentadaktylos in Northern Cyprus

The Turkish and TRNC flags were drawn on the Pentadaktylos mountain range, 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 trans-impose 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.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "EU to investigate whether KKTC flag is environmental hazard". TODAY’S ZAMAN. 3 Feb 2010. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 

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