Turkey Flags

The Flag of Turkey was adopted on June 5, 1936.
The Flag for Turkey has a red background with a vertical white crescent moon and a white five-pointed star centered just outside the crescent opening; both of which are placed slightly to the left on the red background. The red color took from the grand standard color of the banner in the 17th century. The red background symbolizes the bloodshed by in the war of Independence against France, Greece, England and Russia. The flag symbolizes the reflection of the moon and a star in a pool of blood of Turkish warriors. The crescent moon and star are emblem for Turkic peoples. The crescent symbolizes religious affiliations and white star symbolizes the diversity of Turkish cultures. The flag has a width-to-length proportion ratio of 2:3.
Turkish flag has a long history. The famous theory is about Battle of Kosovo that led to the founding of the Ottoman Empire which governed until the 19th century. The history of the Turkish flag dates back to the Ottoman era and comprises several flags, all incorporate the star and crescent. The crescent and star on a red field were famous during the Ottoman Empire. They were introduced in 1844. The old-style star had eight points and represented each of the eight states of the empire. The flag modified occasionally. The recent a reduction happened in the number of star points from eight to five in 1936.