Flag of Northern Cyprus (GIF)

The flag of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (Turkish: Kuzey Kıbrıs Türk Cumhuriyeti (KKTC) Bayrağı; Greek: Σημαία της Τουρκικής Δημοκρατίας της Βόρειας Κύπρου) has a distinctive design featuring a white field with a red crescent and star in the center and two horizontal thin red stripes at the top and bottom. The white field symbolizes peace and unity. The red crescent and star, inspired by the flag of Turkey, represent the Turkish Cypriot community and their historical and cultural ties to Turkey. This flag signifies the identity and aspirations of the Turkish Cypriot population in Northern Cyprus, emphasizing their connection to Turkey and the desire for peace and prosperity in the region.

Adopted:March 7, 1984
Designed by:Emin Çizenel
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)

The coat of arms of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is a meaningful emblem featuring a yellow shield with a white dove holding an olive branch in its beak, symbolizing the enduring aspiration for peace. The yellow color reflects the historical connection to copper mining in Cyprus. At the top of the shield, a crescent and a star signify the cultural and historical ties with Turkey. The entire emblem is encircled by a wreath, further emphasizing unity and cooperation in the region. This coat of arms eloquently portrays the Turkish Cypriots' commitment to peace, prosperity, and their unique cultural heritage, making it a poignant symbol of their identity and aspirations.

The Northern Cyprus flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
Northern Cyprus, officially the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, is a partially recognized state in the Eastern Mediterranean, forming the northeastern part of the island of Cyprus. Its capital is Nicosia, and its population is about 382,836 (2021). According to its land and sea borders, it borders with Cyprus, Syria, and Turkey.

The waving flag of Northern Cyprus with its coat of arms (unofficial)
Capital and largest city:Nicosia
Other major cities:Famagusta,
Official language:Turkish
Region:Western Asia
Ethnic groups:99.2% Turks,
0.2% Greeks,
0.2% English,
0.1% Maronites,
0.3% others
Religions:99% Islam,
1% other/unknown
Nationality name:Turkish Cypriot
Area:3,355 km²
(1,295 sq mi)
Population:382,836 (2021)

Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Northern Cyprus (Turkish: Kuzey Kıbrıs bayrağı ve arması; Greek: Σημαία και εθνόσημο της Βόρειας Κύπρου), GIF

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Northern_Cyprus
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Cyprus#Northern_Cyprus

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