Photographer's Note

A street scene in the guesthouse section of Sultanahmet in Istanbul. I liked the 3 red Turkish flags against the blue sky.

"The flag of Turkey (Turkish: Türk bayrağı) (meaning: Turkish flag) is a red flag with a white crescent moon and a star in its centre. The flag is called Ay-yıldız (moon-star) or Al bayrak (red flag). The Turkish flag is referred to as Al sancak (red banner) in the Turkish national anthem.
The flag uses the same symbols of the latest Ottoman flag, adopted in 1844 with the Tanzimat reforms in the Ottoman Empire. The geometric proportions of the flag were legally standardised with the Turkish Flag Law in 1936 during the republic period of Turkey."


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Additional Photos by Chris Jules (ChrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13612 W: 1026 N: 26729] (128940)
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