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The flag on the mountain

The star and crescent is revered by Turks with a passion and no one can begrudge them the occasional pleasure of seeing it replicated in the sky at night just before a crescent moon begins to obscure one of the big stars behind it.

But in Cyprus no such planetary alignment is necessary because the sky is lit up every night by the star and crescent on the Pentadaktylos mountain range north of Nicosia, causing great offence to Greek Cypriots. There is no respite in the daytime either, because it is conspicuously embossed on the mountainside on a painted white background the size of four stadiums, visible from the land and from the air for miles around.

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