History of Cyprus Flag
Facts and History of Cyprus Flag
Would you like to know more about Cyprus the land of your ancestors? Read on.
The flag of Cyprus has a white base with a yellow (gold) map of the island and seven olive branches below the map.
The colors blue (Greek) and red (Turks) were avoided to prevent problems between the two ethnic groups.
The current flag is hopefully seen as a peace offering to both sides. It was officially adopted on 15 August 1960, after independence from Britain was granted.
A new Cyprus flag chosen from hundreds of entries by a committee of Greek and Turkish Cypriots but was rejected by a rather clos vote among citizens.
As far as the flag was chosen the golden yellow will be easier to reproduce. The citizens of Cyprus may choose to fly the Cypriot, Greek or Turkish flag without restriction.
State institutions, public bodies, or corporations can flay any one or more of the Cypriot, Greek and Turkish flags that they choose.
Cyprian aes means Cyprian bronze which is a metal used by craftsmen in the area. The area is rich in Cyprus metal.
The ethnic cultures of the area date back to ancient times and they didnít get along back then either.
The Turks lay claim to the republic of the north Cyprus recognized by no other nation but Turkey. Unoccupied Greek possession fly Greek and Cypriot flags.
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