Turkish Flag

Turkish Flag

The Flag of Turkey - Description of the Turkish Flag

As the above picture of the Turkish Flag indicates the overall background is Red

The description of the Turkish Flag is as follows:

Red with a vertical white crescent (the closed portion is toward the hoist side)

White five-pointed star centered just outside the crescent opening

According to Ancient and Heraldic traditions much symbolism is associated with colors. The colors on the Turkish flag represent the following:

White - peace and honesty

Red - hardiness, bravery, strength & valour

The basic style shown in the picture of the Turkish flag is described as Emblem reflecting the central design of the flag pattern

All Flag pictures depict flags flying, from the viewer's point of view, from left to right

The shape and flag ratio of the Turkish flag is described as 2:3 ( length 1 times the height )

The left half of the flag ( viewer's left side ) is called the Hoist

The upper left quarter of the flag is called the Canton

The right half of the flag is called the Fly

The Meaning & History of the Turkish Flag

The Turkish flag is called Ay Yildiz which means Moon Star

It was originally the flag of the Ottoman Empire

The crescent and star are symbols of Islam

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