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Turkey Flag and Description

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DESCRIPTION

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.

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This page was last updated on July 12, 2016.