Flags,Accesories,Banners,Design,Protocol & Advice
The Flag of Cyprus was adopted in 1960. The declaration of independence and the adoption of the flag came after about a decade of vicious terrorism waged by the Cypriot Greeks, who wished to oust the British in order to regain union with Greece. This goal was made near impossible by the large number of Cypriot Turks on the island so independence was granted as a compromise to stop the blood shed.
The flag features a map of the country in yellow; to symbolize the rich copper deposits, mined since ancient times, and from which the country was named (Greek Kupros ). The crossed olive branches stand for peace between the Greek and Turkish peoples of the island. Cyprus has since been virtually split in half through continuing violence, Greek and Turkish flags have all but replaced the Cypriot Flag, and the Union Jack can be seen at several British military bases.BUY NOW