Flag of Turkey
Official name: Türk bayrağı ("Turkish flag")
Proportion (width:length): 2:3
Nick name: al sancak ('the red banner')
Turkey Flag - Information
Flag of Turkey is red with a vertical white crescent moon (the closed portion is toward the hoist side) and white five-pointed star centered just outside the crescent opening
Turkey Flag - colors meaning/symbolism
Red symbolizes the blood of Turkey's soldiers.
White crescent and star represent the insignia of the Turks, as well as being traditional symbols of Islam
Turkey flag history and facts
The flag of Turkey is based on the banner of the Ottoman Empire, which preceded modern-day Turkey. The crescent moon and star serve as insignia for the Turks, as well as being traditional symbols of Islam. According to legend, the flag represents the reflection of the moon and a star in a pool of blood of Turkish warriors. The flag is often called al bayrak (the red flag) and referred to as al sancak (the red banner) in the Turkish national anthem.