Türkuaz is the most beloved color of the Turkic peoples

The Organization of Turkic States is an international organization uniting modern Turkic states, the main goal of which is the development of comprehensive cooperation between the member states. It was established on October 3, 2009 under the name of the Turkic Council in Nakhichevan.



The flag of the Turkic Council is a rectangular panel of light blue color: in the center there is a white radiant sun, inside which there are a crescent and an eight-pointed star in the color of the flag. The color of the flag was taken from the flag of Kazakhstan - sky blue, mineral turquoise, the radiant sun - from the flag of Kyrgyzstan, the crescent - from the flag of Turkey, and the eight-pointed star - from the flag of Azerbaijan.

Perhaps many do not know, but in a number of languages ​​(English, French, Portuguese, Flemish, etc.) the sky-blue, turquoise color is called “Turkuaz” (türkuaz), since this color originates from Turkic people, Köktürk -ov Goktyurks, sky-blue Turks.

A rare case in the history of coloristics when an ethno-linguistic community gives a name to a color. The second such case is only with indigo color.

Türkuaz is the most beloved color among the Turkic people.

Maybe this was the reason for his choice.

Recall that the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking States (CCTS, Turkic Council) within the framework of the VIII summit of the CCTS member countries in Istanbul was renamed as the Organization of Turkic States.

“We have decided to rename our council. From now on, it bears the name of the Organization of Turkic States. Thanks to the new name and structure, the Organization of Turkic States will develop, strengthen and consolidate more actively, ”Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, making a final statement.

At present, the Organization of Turkic States includes Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey and Uzbekistan, and Hungary participates as an observer in its activities. Meanwhile, during the summit, Turkmenistan was admitted to the organization as an observer country.


Author: Moldir Adamzhan

Photo: from open sources

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