The flag of Turkey was officially adopted on June 5, 1936.
The white crescent and star, symbols of Islam, are placed slightly to the left on the red field, and that shade of red dates back to the Ottoman Empire in the 17th century.
Turkey Coat of Arms:
The emblem of Turkey contains the crescent and star symbols of Islam in red, and is an adaptation of the national flag.
|Land Area||769,632 km2|
|Water Area||13,930 km2|
|Total Area||783,562km2 (#36)|
|Government Type||Parliamentary Republic|
|GDP (PPP)||$1,700.00 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$21,100|