The flag of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is based on the flag of Turkey with the colors reversed and two horizontal red stripes added at the top and bottom. It was the result of a competition to find a new representative flag for the TRNC.
The flag of TRNC waves in the countries where TRNC has diplomatic relations, i.e. Turkey and the non sovereign Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic in Azerbaijan.
The flag of the TRNC is used in opposition to the flag of Cyprus as the flag of Northern Cyprus. The local use of the Turkish flag is somewhat similar to the use of the Greek flag in the rest of the island.