The Turkish flag, also known as “Ay Yıldız” (meaning “moon and star” in Turkish), has a red background with a white crescent moon and a white, five-pointed star centered just outside the crescent. The crescent and star are traditional symbols of Islam, which is the dominant religion in Turkey.
The current design of the Turkish flag was adopted on June 5, 1936, but the crescent and star motifs have been used in various forms for centuries. The red color is said to represent the blood shed by Turkish soldiers during the country’s struggle for independence, while the white crescent moon and star symbolize Islam and the Ottoman Empire, respectively.
It is widely respected and held in high regard by the Turkish people, and it is often displayed in public places and during national events and holidays. The flag is also used by the Turkish Armed Forces and is an important symbol of Turkish identity and unity.
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