İsmet Güney

Cartoonist, Visual Artist

1932 – 2009

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Who was İsmet Güney?

İsmet Vehit Güney, was a Turkish Cypriot artist, cartoonist, teacher and painter. He is best known as the designer of the modern flag of the Republic of Cyprus, the country's coat of arms and the original Cyprus lira in 1960. Güney's design was unique, as the Republic of Cyprus is the first country in the world to display a map on its flag. Kosovo, whose status is disputed, adopted a flag in 2008 which also displays a map.

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Born
1932
Limassol
Nationality
  • Cyprus
Profession
Lived in
  • Limassol
Died
Jun 23, 2009

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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