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Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus: Disbanded political parties

Last modified: 2017-10-01 by ivan sache
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Cyprus Justice Party


Flag of KAP - Image by Onur Özgün, 26 January 2004

The Cyprus Justice Party was founded in June 2003. It is of right tendency and sees the Annan Plan as unacceptable.
The flag of KAP shows a white map of Cyprus with a yellow sun figure above it, on a red background. The Cyprus map is not north-south oriented, but a bit (10-15°) twisted so that the north shores are parallel to the horizontal sides of the flag.

Onur Özgün, 26 January 2004

Freedom and Reform Party


Flag of ÖRP - Image by Ivan Sache, 18 August 2017

The Freedom and Reform Party was established in 2008 by four former members of UBP and DP. The party was disbanded in 2010.
The flag of ÖRP (photo) was light blue with the party's emblem.

Ivan Sache, 18 August 2017

New Cyprus Party


Flag of YKP - Image by Ivan Sache, 16 August 2017

The New Cyprus Party (website) was established on 30 October 1989 as the Patriotic Unity Movement (Yurtsever Birlik Hareketi - YBH). The party campaigns for the reunification of Cyprus, the demilitarization of Nicosia, and the defense of the interest of all Cypriots.
The flag of YKP is blue with a yellow map of Cyprus surrounded by the name of the party, in Turkish and Greek, in yellow letters.

Ivan Sache, 16 August 2017

Patriotic Unity Movement


Flag of YBH - Image by Onur Özgün, 1 September 2001

The flag of YBH showed a golden yellow map of Cyprus on a blue field, with the white letters "YBH" in the lower fly.

Onur Özgün, 1 September 2001

Rebirth Party


Flag of YDP - Image by Ivan Sache, 16 August 2017

The Rebirth Party was established on 8 October 2016 by Erhan Arıklı. The main aim of the party appears to be the defense of the rights of the Turkish settlers of Northern Cyprus, which feel discriminated by the Turkish Cypriots. A party with a very similar name (Yeniden Doğuş Partisi) and the very same aim existed from 1985 to 1993.

The flag of YDP, hoisted vertically (photo, photo), is white with the party's emblem and name.
The emblem of the party is made of a thin blue crescent pointing upwards, surrounding a Y-shaped blue torch with a red flame.

Ivan Sache & Tomislav Todorović, 16 August 2017

Revolutionary Communist League


Flag of DKB - Image by Ivan Sache, 8 September 2017

The flag of DKB (photos) is red with a yellow disk charged with a red hammer and sickle and the red letters "DKB".

Ivan Sache & Jaume Ollé, 8 September 2017

United Cyprus Party

The United Cyprus Party, founded in 2003 by İzzet İzcan, is a socialist party advocating for the reunification (federalization) and demilitarization of Cyprus.
The flag of BKP (photo, photo, photo, photo) is red with the party's logo in the center.

Ivan Sache, 15 August 2017