The flag of Turkey (Turkish: Türk bayrağı) is the national flag of the Republic of Turkey. She is often referred to as a moon star (Turkish for Ayyildiz), Red Flag (Turkish for: Albayrak) or red flag with the moon star (Ayyıldızlı Albayrak türk). Use and appearance of the national flag in the Act 2893 of 22 September 1983 regulated.
History of Turkish flag
The crescent and star symbols have a long, pre-Islamic tradition in Asia Minor. In ancient times worshiped the inhabitants of Byzantium Artemis, goddess of the hunt, whose symbol was a crescent. Constantine the Great 330 consecrated the city, which was eventually named after him, the Virgin Mary. Your character, the star, the crescent was added. After the fall of Constantinople in 1453, the Ottoman Empire took over possibly crescent and star.
Historic flag books show a wide variety of flag variants from the Ottoman era. The basic form of the national flag was apparently in 1793 under Sultan Selim III. created as green flags found in shipping using modified in red and the crescent and a more pointed star added. Around 1844, the five-pointed star used today was established. This version has been officially on 5th June 1936 confirmed.
The origin to numerous legends. One is that an Ottoman sultan won on the ride after a great battle rode at dusk near a stream or on a small lake, which had turned red with the blood of fallen Turkish soldiers. In water, the moon (crescent) reflected with some stars. The sight touched the Turkish rulers, and this has been immortalized with the Turkish flag.
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