Charleston Shooting Flags Abroad

Charleston Shooting Flags Abroad

FILE – In this Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, an Argentinean UN peacekeeper stands guard in front of the painted Turkish flag, left, and the Turkish Cypriot breakaway flag on Pentadaktilos mountain in the Turkish occupied in northern Cyprus. In the breakaway Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, the flag, a red crescent and star between two red stripes on a white background, is seen by many as symbolizing their wish for separate statehood from the internationally recognized Republic of Cyprus. Many in the Greek south, however, see the flag as a provocative symbol of an illegal state — and they’re rankled most by a massive painting of it on the side of the Pentadaktylos mountain range next to an inscription reading, “What joy it is for he or she who says ‘I am a Turk.'” Completed after Turkish Cypriots declared independence in 1983, the flag also lights up at night and can been seen from the other side of the border. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias, File)

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