Its white background features a copper-colored silhouette of the island at its center, distinguishing the flag of Cyprus. Below the island, two olive branches elegantly cross, symbolizing peace.

The copper silhouette pays homage to Cyprus’s legacy of copper mining, while the white backdrop embodies purity, peace, and neutrality.

Turkish Cypriot artist Ismet Güney designed the flag, and authorities formally adopted it on August 16, 1960. It coincided with Cyprus’s liberation from British rule. This iconic flag encapsulates the nation’s profound history and aspirations for peace. It serves as a timeless emblem of Cypriot identity and resilience, symbolizing dedication to sovereignty and independence.