Some, though, have managed to find humor in the dark.
The first map shows the feeling of occupation many in Cyprus feel. The northern half is represented by the Turkish flag (as most in the world do not recognize the the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) and the military bases, which are under sovereign British control and have never been part of the Republic of Cyprus, are shown by the flag of the United Kingdom. Most of the Republic of Cyprus is shown as under occupation via the German flag. Only a small sign in the center, occupied land, is independent for ethnic Greek Cypriots. However, a Greek flag and not a Republic of Cyprus flag is used.