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CYPRUS FLAG

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4inch x 6inch [+$4.00]
2ft x 3ft NYLON Dyed [+$44.00]
Custom 2ft x 3ft APPLIQUE SEWN [+$159.00]
3ft x 5ft NYLON Dyed [+$64.00]
Custom 3x5ft- APPLIQUE SEWN [+$240.00]
3x5ft Imported- Lightweight [+$24.00]
4ft x 6ft NYLON Dyed [+$89.00]
5ft x 8ft NYLON Dyed [+$149.00]
6ft x 10ft NYLON Dyed [+$240.00]
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CYPRUS FLAGS are available in a variety of sizes. 
All-Weather Nylon, Fully dyed Fabric.  
Custom Applique Stitched also available.
 MADE IN USA.

A low-cost lightweight poly (Imported) is available in 3x5ft size.  These lightweight flags are not recommended for extended outdoor use.  Call for more info.


FLAG HISTORY:

The flag of Cyprus (Greek: Σημαία της Κύπρου simea tis Kipru, Turkish: Kıbrıs bayrağı) came into use on August 16, 1960, under the Zürich and London Agreements, whereby a constitution was drafted and Cyprus was proclaimed an independent state. The flag was designed by Turkish Cypriot art teacher İsmet Güney.[1]

The state flag features a map of the entirety of the island, with two olive branches below (a symbol of peace) on white (another symbol of peace). The olive branches signify peace between the Turks and Greeks. The map on the flag is a copper-orange colour, symbolizing the large deposits of copper ore on the island (chiefly in the form of chalcopyrite, which is yellow in colour), from which it may have received its name.

The flag deliberately chose peaceful and neutral symbols in an attempt to indicate harmony between the rival Greek and Turkish communities, an ideal that has not yet been realized. In 1963 Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot communities separated because of Cypriot intercommunal violence.

Before the flag of Cyprus was introduced, the flags of Greece and Turkey were used.[citation needed] The current flag was created as the result of a design competition in 1960. Under the constitution, the flag should not include either blue or red colours (the colours of the flag of Greece and the flag of Turkey), nor portray a cross or a crescent. All participants deliberately avoided use of these four elements in an attempt to make the flag "neutral".

The winning design was based on a proposal by İsmet Güney, a Turkish Cypriot art teacher.[1] The design was chosen by Makarios III, the first President of the Republic, with the consent of Fazil Küçük, the first Vice-President.

Under the constitution of Cyprus, the flag of Cyprus may be flown by state institutions, public corporations, and citizens of the country. State institutions, public bodies and corporations may fly the flag of Cyprus along with both the flag of Greece and the flag of Turkey. Private citizens may fly the flag of Cyprus alongside either the Greek flag, the Turkish flag, or both.

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