The Turkish Flag comprises a red background on which there is the motif of the crescent moon and a star.
The star in the flag of Turkey is said to represent the Morning Star as mentioned in the Holy Koran. The white crescent and the star are symbols of Islam.
This motif is placed slightly on the left side of the red background in the Turkey Flag.
|Official Name:||Turkiye Cumhuriyeti|
|Location of Turkey:||Includes the southeastern part of the Balkan peninsula and Asia Minor. The Sea of Marmara and the Straits of Bosporus and Dardanellers.|
|Area:||780, 580 sq. km.|
|National Flag:||A white crescent and star on red.|
|National Anthem:||Istiklal Marsi March of Independence (1921)|
|National symbol(s):||star and crescent|
|National colors:||red, white|
|Name:||“Istiklal Marsi” (Independence March)|
|Lyrics/Music:||Mehmet Akif ERSOY/Zeki UNGOR|
Fact about the Turkey flag
|Design and Colors||A red field with a white star and crescent slightly right of center|