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Turkish Flag and Meaning

-Turkish Culture April 5, 2017
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One of the most curious topics about Turkey is the Turkish flag. Within this article we will talk about the short Turkish flag and its meaning, history and characteristics. We are planning to share pictures of Turkish flag in png, jpg, icon format for you.

A Turkish flag photograph taken by one of Turkey's famous photographers

A Turkish flag photograph taken by one of Turkey’s famous photographers

The Turkish flag is a known flag of the Republic of Turkey, designed by placing a moon and a star in a white crescent shape on a red colored background (actually known as “AL“, not red). After the foundation of the republic, the Turkish flag was unearthed on May 29, 1936 with the new administration after the national war period and was accepted as the national flag of Turkey. After the flag was determined, in 1983 the criteria were determined precisely and the Turkish flag was taken to be the final shape used today.

According to the legend, the meaning of the Turkish flag comes from this. The blood of the soldiers who died in the battle for the establishment of the country is completely covered with red. At night when the moon emerged, it was reflected on the red blood with venus, which was thought to be a star at that time. This image expresses both the sacrifices made and the sacrifices made for the independence of the country very effectively.

Different Picture Formats of Turkish Flag

We will share different picture formats of Turkish flag. Especially for use in picture studies, we know that our Turkish flag searches different formats like png, jpeg, icon. For this reason, we share our favorite Turkish flag picture formats with you.

A picture of Turkish flag in png format

A picture of Turkish flag in png format

A picture of the Turkish flag in vector format

A picture of the Turkish flag in vector format

You can see the work of a creative Turkish flag designed as an icon in this picture.

You can see the work of a creative Turkish flag designed as an icon in this picture.

Turkish Flag History

Eight-cornered Turkish flag used during the Ottoman period

Eight-cornered Turkish flag used during the Ottoman period

Unfortunately, it is not possible to know precisely the first appearance of the Turkish flag since the origins of the Turkish states in history date back to ancient times. The Turkish flag did not first appear in the time of the Ottoman Empire. This is one of the most common mistakes in history. Unfortunately, it is quite difficult to come up with accurate information about the flags of the Turkish tribes before the Ottoman Empire. For this reason, it is thought that the first known figure of the Turkish flag is the flag sent to “Osman Bey”, the Ottoman leader by “Gıyaseddin Mesud”.

During the Ottoman Empire period, a flag similar to the Turkish flag was first used by “Yavuz Sultan Selim” in the 15th century. However, the base color of this flag is not red but green. The use of the first flag similar to the present day flag was also realized during the time of the Ottoman Empire “Selim III“. This flag is different in color from the others, but the star on the flag is designed as eight corners. The meaning of an octagonal star means victory according to symbolism. The five-pointed star on the Turkish flag was first used by Abdulmecid. Five-pointed star means human according to symbol science. On May 29, 1936, the shape of the flag was determined precisely on the removal of the Sultanate. The use of the Turkish flag was regulated by the “Turkish Flag Regulation” dated July 28, 1937, numbered 27175.

Turkish Flag and Measures

The dimensions of the flag have been determined in Article 4 of the “Turkish Flag Regulation” dated January 25, 1985 and No. 85/9034 of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Turkey.

According to the rules in this law of the Republic of Turkey, the use of the national flag of the Turkish flag in such a way as to harm the national flag is prohibited. It is forbidden to use it for a different purpose only within the borders of the Turkish flag country for military official oath ceremonies. It is forbidden to place places where people can perform any action, places that can be walked over. It is also forbidden to make a Turkish flag for similar places in the same way. Turkish flag can not be worn with a coat or uniform. No political party, private institution or organization shall use the flag as emblem and logo for its own purposes. The Turkish flag shall not be insulted or disrespectful in words, in writing or act or in any way. The flag can not be torn, burned, thrown away, used without the necessary care. Below we share a photo explaining the measurement of the Turkish flag with you.

A picture explaining the official measurement of the Turkish flag determined by the laws of the country.

A picture explaining the official measurement of the Turkish flag determined by the laws of the country.

Amazing Facts About Turkish Flag

– The most similar flags to the Turkish flag are Azerbaijani and Tunisian flags. (Based on today’s political order.)

A photograph of the flags most similar to the Turkish flag today

A photograph of the flags most similar to the Turkish flag today

– In the different regions around Turkey and in countries with traces of the Ottoman Empire in the past, the shapes of the Turkish flag in various colors and forms are still used today.
– Mersin’s Toroslar Municipality, approximately 5 tons of paint using the paint of the Toros mountains facing the city, covering the area of 4,532 square meters is the Turkish flag.
– The highest is the 50th year park in Ankara Cebeci. The direct length of the highest Turkish flag of 300 square meters is 100 meters.
– Moon and star figures, the most important symbols of the Turkish flag, have earned Islamic Turkish flag.
– The Turkish people also call “Al Sancak (Red Flag)” or “Moon star (Ay yildiz)” on the flag.

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