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Ottoman Empire: Sultan's standard

Last modified: 2006-07-22 by ivan sache
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Imperial standard, 1917

[Imperial standard]

Sultan's standard, 1917 - Image by Željko Heimer, 20 April 2003

The flag, shown as #1018 in National Georgraphic (1917) [gmc17], is a red flag with the Imperial tugra within a rayed ornament, all in white.
The Sultan at the time would be Mehmed V Reşad Gazi (ruling 1909-1918), whose tugra can be found on the Tugras website and was used for the above image.

Željko Heimer, 20 April 2003

Naval flag of the Sultan

[Imperial Naval Flag]

Naval flag of the Sultan - Image by Željko Heimer, 19 June 1996

The naval flag of the Sultan was pink with a kind of star in the center (similar to that of Emirate of Afghanistan), with the white moon crescent and the star (five points) in the interior. The flag of the Imperial retinue was similar to the naval flag but swallow-tailed.

Željko Heimer, 19 June 1996