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Turkey Flag

$59.50
SKU:
31985
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Origin:
United States

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A red flag of Turkey with a white right-facing crescent moon and a white five-pointed star.
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Description

As one of the first sites in the world to feature permanent settlements, the history of Turkey stretches back over millennia. Flying the flag of Turkey is a great way to show your appreciation for the rich history of this country.

Outdoor Turkey Flag

Our Turkish flags combine 100% nylon and fray-resistant stitching to create a durable banner that dries quickly and resists mildew. Digital print technology ensures vibrant colors and fade resistance. Our outdoor model of the flag comes with a sturdy header and brass grommets for attaching to a tangle-free flagpole.

Highlights

  • Made in the US
  • Authentic design
  • 100% nylon
  • Reinforced ends
  • Canvas heading
  • Brass grommets

Indoor Turkey Flag

A flag with a pole sleeve and gold fringe is recommended for inside usage, such as in ceremonial settings, government buildings, or for formal personal use. These flags are best matched with an indoor flagpole.

Highlights

  • Made in the US
  • Authentic design
  • 100% nylon
  • Extra stitching
  • Pole sleeve
  • Gold fringe

Note: Flags with gold fringe are meant for indoor use only. Please respect the fringe--  don’t fly these flags outside.

History & Meaning of the Turkey Flag

Turkey’s flag has a long history, as its design is similar to that adopted by the Ottoman Empire in 1793. However, this flag had a thinner crescent moon and an eight-pointed star. The design we know today wasn’t used until 1844, when the moon's shape was changed, and the star became five-pointed instead. 

The story behind the crescent moon and star on the flag comes from Osman I, who started the Ottoman Empire in the 14th century. One night, while Osman was sleeping, he dreamed that the father of the woman he wanted to marry, Sheikh Edebali, turned into a moon. When the moon went back down, a tree grew in its place, making a forest under a sky full of stars and a half moon.

Other Details

Motto: "Egemenlik, kayıtsız şartsız Milletindir" / "Sovereignty unconditionally belongs to the Nation"
Capital: Ankara
Language(s): Turkish
Currency: Turkish Lira
Government: Unitary Parliamentary Constitutional Republic
Flag Meaning: Red is a reference to the Ottoman Empire. The symbols on the flag represent Islam.