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An odd Palestinian flag or flag-like object showed up at the funerals of the Turkish Gaza-flotilla casualties in Istanbul in an Yahoo news photo (caption: "A stylized Palestinian flag altered to have a heart on it flies above the crowds attending the funeral of a victim of the Israeli naval commandos raid at the Beyazit mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, Friday June 4 2010.")
The heart apparently replaces the hoist triangle.
Eugene Ipavec, 24 Jun 2010
First made in 1997 by Outpost flags, now commonly copied in the industry.
Frederick Prohaska, 31 Jan 2010
About six months ago, Turkish PM Erdogan had a heated exchange with Israeli president Peres at the Davos summit over the then in-progress Gaza war. Erdogan left Davos in a huff immediately thereafter; CNN carried live footage of the PM arriving back home, where his plane was met on the tarmac by a cheering throng of supporters waving Turkish flags and a number of Palestinian flags with the Turkish star and crescent added to the hoist triangle.. From the looks of them, they weren't homemade.
Eugene Ipavec, 13 Jun 2009
Considering the origin of the four-color Pan-Arab flag, which was anti-Ottoman in its inception, this hybrid is interesting. But the crescent-and-star emblem symbolizes informally Islam as much as it symbolizes Turkey, to the extent of some actual flags using this same combination, like the Western Sahara flag.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 19 Jun 2009