Flag of Northern Cyprus
|Design||A red star and crescent slightly to the left of the center between two horizontal red bars on a white field. |
The flag of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, 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. The local use of the Turkish flag is somewhat similar to the use of the Greek flag in the rest of the island.