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Istanbul, Sultanahmet

On our way from our apartment... The turkish flag hangs everywhere.
The origins of the flag are said to come from Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the modern Republic of Turkey. As he was walking on a battlefield one night after a victorious battle in the Turkish War of Independence, he saw the reflection of the star and crescent formation in a large pool of blood on the rocky hill terrain of Sakarya and changed to flag to reflect that vision.