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1.       kashf-ul-eman
180 posts
 14 Jun 2013 Fri 05:22 pm

Every country´s flag reflects its own history , background or reasons etc What does turkish flag shows ?? reflection of the moon occulting with star  appearing in red pool.Construction of turkish flag reveals what? this is my core question.

Thanks in anticipation

Kashf-ul-eman

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2.       elenagabriela
2040 posts
 14 Jun 2013 Fri 05:35 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Turkey

 

I hope you will find here all you need

3.       kashf-ul-eman
180 posts
 14 Jun 2013 Fri 05:43 pm

 

Quoting elenagabriela

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Turkey

 

I hope you will find here all you need

 

dear i dont rely on wikipedia.here is all information is editable. i need authentic information.

4.       Kelowna
375 posts
 14 Jun 2013 Fri 08:35 pm

Red has been prominent in Turkish flags for 700 years. The star and crescent are Muslim symbols, but also have a long pre-Islamic past in Asia Minor. The basic form of the national flag was apparently established in 1793 under Ottoman Sultan Selim III, when the green flags used by the navy were changed to red and a white crescent and multi-pointed star were added. The five-pointed star dates from approximately 1844. Except for the issuance of design specifications, no change was made when the Ottoman Empire became the Republic of Turkey and the Caliphate (religious authority) was terminated by Ataturk. Many traditions explain the star and crescent symbol. It is known that Diana (Artemis) was the patron goddess of Byzantium and that her symbol was a moon. In 330, the Emperor Constantine rededicated the city - which he called Constantinople (today´s Istanbul) - to the Virgin Mary, whose star symbol was superimposed over the crescent. In 1453 Constantinople (Istanbul) was captured by the Ottoman Turks and renamed Istanbul, but its new rulers may have adopted the existing emblem for their own use.

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5.       kashf-ul-eman
180 posts
 14 Jun 2013 Fri 08:52 pm

 

Quoting Kelowna

Red has been prominent in Turkish flags for 700 years. The star and crescent are Muslim symbols, but also have a long pre-Islamic past in Asia Minor. The basic form of the national flag was apparently established in 1793 under Ottoman Sultan Selim III, when the green flags used by the navy were changed to red and a white crescent and multi-pointed star were added. The five-pointed star dates from approximately 1844. Except for the issuance of design specifications, no change was made when the Ottoman Empire became the Republic of Turkey and the Caliphate (religious authority) was terminated by Ataturk. Many traditions explain the star and crescent symbol. It is known that Diana (Artemis) was the patron goddess of Byzantium and that her symbol was a moon. In 330, the Emperor Constantine rededicated the city - which he called Constantinople (today´s Istanbul) - to the Virgin Mary, whose star symbol was superimposed over the crescent. In 1453 Constantinople (Istanbul) was captured by the Ottoman Turks and renamed Istanbul, but its new rulers may have adopted the existing emblem for their own use.

Thank you so much kelwona for providing such usefull information. Once again thank you and stay happy

 

6.       gokuyum
5049 posts
 15 Jun 2013 Sat 04:39 am

Red symbolises blood. Because if you dont shed your blood as a nation fighting for a land you cant call it your country. Crescent and star symbolises İslam as Kelowna said.



Edited (6/15/2013) by gokuyum
Edited (6/15/2013) by gokuyum
Edited (6/15/2013) by gokuyum

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7.       kashf-ul-eman
180 posts
 15 Jun 2013 Sat 12:16 pm

 

Quoting gokuyum

Red symbolises blood. Because if you dont shed your blood as a nation fighting for a land you cant call it your country. Crescent and star symbolises İslam as Kelowna said.

 

waooo apreciatble...

 

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