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The flag of East Turkestan (Uyghur: شەرقىي تۈركىستان بايرىقى‎), often referred to as the East Turkestan flag, also known as Kökbayraq (Blue Banner), was the national flag of the First East Turkestan Republic. It was adopted on November 12, 1933.[2][failed verification] It is a symbol of the East Turkestan independence movement.[3]

East Turkestan
Kokbayraq flag.svg
UseNational flag and ensign
Proportion2:3
Adopted1933
DesignA blue (#65B7FF)[1]
field with a white crescent moon and five-pointed star slightly left of centre.

The flag resembles the Turkish flag, including a star and crescent historically representing Tengrism.[citation needed] The color blue represents the Gökturks, a group of ancient nomadic Turkic peoples. Gökturks translates to "Celestial Turks".

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ColorsEdit

In a RGB color space, the blue of the East Turkestan flag is composed of 101/183/255 (dec); in hexadecimal color code #65B7FF. In a CMYK colour space, it is composed of 58% cyan, 19% magenta, 0% yellow and 0% black.[4]

DimensionsEdit

 
President of the Islamic Republic of East Turkestan, Khoja Niyaz, in front of the flag in 1933
 
Construction of East Turkestan flag.
Letter Measure Length
G Width
A Distance between the centre of the outer crescent and the seam of the white band 12 G
B Diameter of the outer circle of the crescent 12 G
C Distance between the centres of the inner and outer circles of the crescent 116 G
D Diameter of the inner circle of the crescent 25 G
E Distance between the inner circle of the crescent and the circle around the star 13 G
F diameter of the circle around the star 14 G
L Length 1 12 G
M Width of the white hem at the hoist 130 G

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Uyghur Academy on Uyghur issue". Uyghur Academy. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  2. ^ Constitution - East Turkistan Government in Exile. Article 3.
  3. ^ Constitution - East Turkistan Government in Exile. Article 4.
  4. ^ "Uyghur Academy on Uyghur issue". Uyghur Academy. Retrieved 12 November 2018.