Emblem of East Turkestan

The Emblem of East Turkestan (Uyghur: شەرقىي تۈركىستان دۆلەت گېربى) was adopted on 12 November 1933, when the Islamic Republic of East Turkestan declared independence. After the fall of the Islamic Republic, it became a symbol of the East Turkestan independence movement and appears on the official emblem of the East Turkistan Government in Exile.[1]

Emblem of East Turkestan
شەرقىي تۈركىستان دۆلەت گېربى
Standard Emblem of East Turkestan.svg
ArmigerIslamic Republic of East Turkestan
Adopted12 November 1933
CrestThree mullets azure
BlazonBasmala and crescent moon azure
SupportersLunar phase azure

DescriptionEdit

All of the elements featured in the emblem are in azure, which is the tincture of blue in heraldry.

BasmalaEdit

 
Prime minister Sabit Damolla and ministers of the Islamic Republic of East Turkestan in front of a board which included the emblem in the center

The basmala in the middle is stylised as a tughra.

CrescentEdit

There is a crescent moon under the Basmala.

Three StarsEdit

There is three stars on top of the emblem which represent three independent states which existed in or throughout the East Turkestan territory.

CirclesEdit

There are 18 circles with different sizes which represent 18 local tribes who lived in the territory, which also represent the moon cycle.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "National Emblem of East Turkistan". East Turkistan Government in Exile. Retrieved 29 July 2022.