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Pro-European flag in Northern Cyprus - Image by Dean McGee, Željko Heimer & António Martins, 13 January 2003
In January 2003, Turkish Cypriots in Nicosia demonstrated with
flags of the European Union with a golden map of Cyprus inside. The
demonstrators demanded a new, free of any troops, united Cyprus and
the withdrawal of Mr. Denktaş, the President of the Trukish Republic
of Northern Cyprus.
The demonstrators used at least two variants of the European Union flag with the map of Cyprus:
Another similar flag hold by a demonstrator showed instead of the Cyprus map some words in Turkish, inside the 12 stars.
Panayiotis Panayiotou, 13 January 2003
Another flag was used by the Turkish Cypriots during their pro-unity rally, made of a blue map on a yellow field, with some inscription within the map.
Jan Zrzavy, 14 January 2003
On some flags was written under the stars in golden letters: "CYPRIOTES ARE EU-CITIZENS".
Jan Patrick Fisher, 15 January 2003