Turkey Flag Meaning & Details


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 Turkey Flag
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  • red with a vertical white crescent moon (the closed portion is toward the hoist side) and white five-pointed star centered just outside the crescent opening

  • the flag colors and designs closely resemble those on the banner of the Ottoman Empire, which preceded modern-day Turkey

  • the crescent moon and star serve as insignia for Turkic peoples

  • according to one interpretation, the flag represents the reflection of the moon and a star in a pool of blood of Turkish warriors

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     Source: CIA - The World Factbook


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