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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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İstanbul Food Walks: Turkish Flag

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Venice Beach in California, Los Angeles. Lees meer over reizen in Noord Amerika op www.wearetravellers.nl/noordamerika/westamerika

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Lil Turk in traditional dress holding a Turkish flag in his hand.

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Istanbul 1910s. A lady raises money for the ‘Red Crescent’ (the Turkish counterpart of the Red Cross).

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Turkish flag and Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul..

Korkma! Sönmez bu safaklarda yüzen al sancak; Sönmeden yurdumun üstünde tüten en son ocak. O benim milletimin yildizidir, parlayacak! O benimdir, o benim milletimindir ancak! ( Fear not! For the crimson flag that proudly waves in these dawns, shall never fade, Before the last fiery hearth that is ablaze within my nation burns out. And that, is the star of my nation, and it will forever shine; It is mine; and solely belongs to my nation ! )