Turkish Flag

Turkish Flag

 

FLAGS - NATIONS - HISTORY - GEOGRAPHY

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
 

Canton - Flag Terminology

Flag Terminology - Did you Know ?
  • The design and description uses specific flag terminology based on Heraldic principles
  • Animal blazons should always appear with the heads facing the flag - staff side
  • The Study of the Flags is called Vexillology
  • Your interest in flags makes you a Vexillologist!
  • Increase your knowledge - Play the Flag Quiz
 
 
Terminology & Etiquette in Turkish Flag display
  • Hoist - the act or function of raising the Turkish flag, as on a rope
  • Half Staff or Half Mast - the Turkish flag is hoisted to half of the potential height of the flag pole to denote grief and mourning
    • Performed by first raising the Turkish flag to the top, then lowering the Turkish Flag halfway
  • Distress - denoted by flying the Turkish flag upside-down
  • Manner of hoisting - The Turkish flag should be hoisted briskly and lowered ceremoniously
  • No disrespect should be shown to the Turkish flag
  • The Turkish flag should never be fastened, displayed, used, or stored in such a manner as to permit the Flag to be easily torn, soiled, or damaged in any way
  • The Turkish flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing on the flag of any nature
  • The Turkish flag should be hoisted first and lowered last
  • International Flag relating to Turkish Flag usage forbids the display of the flag of one nation above that of another nation in time of peace
  • We hope that the presentation of facts and information regarding Turkish Flag Etiquette has provided a useful resource
 
Flag History & Evolution:
  • The idea of flying a flag grew from the requirements of ancient warfare and the battlefield
  • Shields were painted with emblems to identify Friend or Foe
  • Warriors needed to know where their leaders were - the custom of carrying a pole was adopted
  • An emblem such as a shield, animal or religious device was attached to the pole for identification
  • The emblems were also used for identity and to cover suits of armour - Coats of Arms  were born
  • These emblems were the forerunners of modern flags
  • The Romans were the first to use a cloth flag - they were square and fastened to cross bars at the end of spears - the idea of fastening a flag to the side of a pole soon followed
  • The strict rules of Heraldry are still used when designing an emblem and creating anew flag
 
 
Turkish Flag Etiquette
  • Turkish Flag etiquette is very strict and is is essential that Flag protocols and rules are followed correctly
  • Basic Flag Etiquette applies to all nations, including Turkish as follows:
  • Etiquette relating to the order of precedence for the flag
    • National Flag of Turkish
    • State Flag of Turkish
    • Military Flag of Turkish (in order of creation date)
    • Other Flag of Turkish
  • The United Nations uses alphabetical order when presenting a national flag including the Turkish Flag. Their flag etiquette ensures that no one country's flag has precedence over another country's flag
  • The National flag of Turkish should never be flown above another national flag on the same staff as this would suggest superiority, or conversely, inferiority of one flag, or Nation, over another
  • The Turkish flag should never be allowed to drag along the ground
  • A tattered or faded flag of Turkish should be removed and replaced with a new flag
  • Due care and consideration must be taken to ensure that the Turkish flag is always flown the correct way up
  • A Flag of Turkish, when in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem of display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning in private with all due care and respect
 

National Flags of the World Map

Turkey

Location: Southeastern Europe and
south-western Asia, bordering
the Black Sea, between
Bulgaria and Georgia,
and bordering the Aegean Sea and
the Mediterranean Sea, between
Greece and Syria

 
 

Turkey

  • Turkish Land Size : 770,760 sq km
  • Climate / Weather of Turkey : temperate; hot, dry summers with mild, wet winters; harsher in interior
  • Turkish Population : 68,893,918 (July 2004 est.)
  • Turkish Capital City: Ankara
  • Turkish GDP: $455.3 billion (2003 est.)
  • Main Turkish Industries : textiles, food processing, autos, mining (coal, chromite, copper, boron), steel, petroleum, construction, lumber, paper
  • Turkish Agricultural products : tobacco, cotton, grain, olives, sugar beets, pulse, citrus; livestock
  • Turkish Currency : Turkish lira (TRL)
  • Main Colors of the Turkish Flag : Red
The Celts and Ancient Turkish History
  • Bronze and Iron Age - The emergence of the Celts across Europe
 
  • 400BC - By this time the ancient culture of the Celts had settled in many European countries including Austria, Britain, France, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Western Germany, Northern Spain, Turkey and Hungary
  • The Celts were people from various tribes and were called Galli by the Romans and Galatai or Keltoi by the Greeks. These terms all had one meaning in common - barbarian
  • It is from the greek Keltoi that Celt is derived
  • Despite the name of Barbarian the Celtic society was based almost entirely on pastoralism and the raising of cattle or sheep
  • 15 BC The Romans had begun to extend their empire. Gallia (in English Gaul) is the Roman name for the region of Europe occupied by the Celts. The word Gaul commonly refers to a Celt inhabitant of that region in ancient times
  • 390 BC - The Celts sacked Rome
  • 280 BC - The Celts sacked many Greek cities
  • 224 - 220 BC - Rome conquered the Celts
 
 
  • 50-100AD - The spread of Christianity
  • 476 AD The Roman Empire collapsed
  • Middle Ages - Various different cultures emerged in the lands of the Celts and the history of each country changed accordingly
  • The above information provides a concise background to the Ancient Austrian civilisations
Concise Turkish History& its Flag
  • 1288 Foundation of the Ottoman Empire by the warrior Osman which eventually rules North Africa, most of Eastern Europe and all of the Middle East
  • 1453 Conquest of Constantinople (Istanbul) by Sultan Mehmet II 'the Conqueror'
  • 1520-1566 Golden Age of the Ottoman Empire with the reign of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent
  • 1683-1697 Austro-Ottoman war in which the Ottoman side was defeated signifying the decline of the Ottoman Empire
  • 1682-1725 Peter the Great initiates Russo-Turkish rivalry
  • 1854 Crimean war - Tsar Nicholas I of Russia moved troops into Rumania, then part of the Ottoman Turkish empire. His fleet then destroyed a Turkish flotilla off Sinope in the Black
 
  •  Sea. The Russians were defeated by the British and French with the Ottomans
  • 1909 Abdul Hamid, the last of the Ottoman sultans is deposed
  • 1914-1918 Turkey allies with Germany in the first world war
  • 1939-1945 Turkey remains neutral during World War II
The Turkish Flag and Nation

We hope that the presentation of facts and information regarding the Turkish Flag and Country has provided a useful educational resource.

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