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Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

Kuzey Kibris Türk Cumhuriyeti

Last modified: 2002-10-12 by ivan sache
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[North Cyprus flag]by Zeljko Heimer & Ivan Sache

The flag of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus was adopted by Law n°15 of 1984, approved by the Assembly on the 7th of March 1984 and published in the Official Gazette on the 9th of March 1984.

Pascal Vagnat, 9 March 1999

This flag appears in the Flags of Aspirant Peoples chart [eba94], #34, with the following caption:

Turkish Republic

Ivan Sache, 13 September 1999

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Construction sheet for the flag

Construction sheetby Zeljko Heimer

The construction sheet is the same as for the Turkish flag. The width of the two upper and lower white stripes, as well as the width of the upper and lower red stipes is equal to 1/10 of the width of the flag. This flag is the state flag of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. The national flag is the Turkish one.

Pascal Vagnat, 12 March 1999

Coat of arms

[Coat of arms of the TRNC]by Onur Özgün

The date on the coat of arms most probably indicates the foundation year of the country after operation of Turkish Military forces to the island and de facto loss of authority by the government of Republic of Cyprus.

Onur Özgün, 20 September 2001

Smith [smi82] shows a very similar coat of arms, also in black line-drawing only. The coat of arms is vertually a variation of the coat of arms of Cyprus, black and white and with added crescent and star and changed dates. In Smith, there are two dates in the coat of arms, 1960 inscribed below the dove in the shield (just as it is on the Cyprus coat of arms) and 1975 inscribed above the shield, below the crescent - in the same place where is in the above image is inscribed 1963.

Zeljko Heimer, 20 September 2001

The coat of arms with double date 1960-1975 was the coat of arms of Kibris Turk Federe Devleti or Turkish Cyprus Federated State, in use from 1975 to 1984.That government was using Turkish flag as its own in the same period of time.

Chris Kretowicz, 20 September 2001

President's flag

[North Cyprus President's flag]by Pascal Vagnat

The President's flag is the same as the flag of the Republic but has a golden star fimbriated (big) red fimbriated gold on white in the canton. This was adopted by the law n° 36 of 1989. The golden star in the canton (same size as the star near the crescent) is at a distance from the top and the left of the flag equal to 1/14.5 of the width of the flag. There is no mention of the size of the red and golden inner stars. I have drawn them according to an official picture I have. The golden border around the flag has a width equal to 1/80 of the width of the flag.

Pascal Vagnat, 9 March 1999

President's car flag

President's car flagby Pascal Vagnat & Ivan Sache

According to Michel Lupant, the upper red stripe is re-activated to the hoist of the star, making a short 2.5 x 6.5 cm red rectangle (in line with the big red stripe 6.5 cm wide).

Armand Noël du Payrat, 12 March 1999

The flag with this small rectangle is only a wrongly manufactured flag; it is the car flag of the president.

Pascal Vagnat, 9 October 1999

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