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Turkish Red Crescent Society

Türk Kızılay Derneği

Last modified: 2018-12-02 by ivan sache
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Flag of the Turkish Red Crescent, three sets of horizontal and vertical flags - Images by Tomislav Šipek, 12 September 2018

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Presentation of the Turkish Red Crescent

The Turkish Red Crescent Society (Türk Kızılay Derneği; website), usually known as the Turkish Red Crescent (Türk Kızılayı) was established on 11 June 1968 as the Society for Aiding the Wounded and Ailing Ottoman Soldiers.
It was subsequently renamed to the Ottoman Red Crescent Society (1877), the Turkey’s Red Crescent Community (1923), the Turkish Red Crescent Community (1935) and, eventually, the Turkish Red Crescent Society (1947).

Ivan Sache, 25 February 2018

Flag of the Turkish Red Crescent

The flag of the Turkish Red Crescent, used either horizontally or vertically, is white with the organization's emblem. The flag exists in three versions:
- with writing "Türk Kızılay" (Turkish Red Crescent) and foundation year ("1868") beneath (photo, photo, photo, photo);
- as above, with English name added above the crescent (photo, photo);
- with writing 'Türk Kızılay Derneği" (Turkish Red Crescent Society), foundation year omitted (photo, photo, photo).

Ivan Sache & Tomislav Šipek, 12 September 2018