Ottoman flag returned to Turkey

A flag which symbolized the sovereignty of the Ottomans in Damascus 100 years ago but disappeared during World War I has been returned to Turkey, Culture and Tourism Minister Ömer Çelik said, while providing information about the return of smuggled Turkish artifacts.

“When the British forces arrived in Damascus, they occupied the Ottoman headquarters and remove this flag. General Allenby gave it to Master Sergeant Edgar Turner, who took the flag to Britain. The flag had been kept by the Turner family as a memento. His grandchild heard our calls to the world and wanted to return the flag. We have made a special place for it and will display it for the 100th anniversary of World War I. I consider the flag as the most precious artifact that was returned from a foreign country during my term,” said Çelik.

He said he would ask President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to display the flag in the presidential palace.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    You lost it in a war, ya bunch of losers.

    • Turkey is shooting up on everyone’s hated Muslim failed state list.

    • Frau Katze

      Erdogan (aka Erdopig) is obsessed with Ottoman stuff. He gets worse and worse all the time.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Like Putin he’s taking his cues from history, but what neither of them realize is that their countries are nothing like they once were.
        Russia will never be as powerful as the Soviet Union or even the Russian Empire, and “Turkey” will never be the Ottoman empire.

        They are both like some aged and senile movie star, looking through their scrap book and thinking “I am still that!”
        Nobody has the heart to tell them that they are forgotten, too old and frail, and that the world has moved on. We just smile and nod our heads when they start talking crazy, when in reality, we should be giving them another Thorazine injection.

        • Frau Katze

          They can do a lot of damage with their fantasies.

  • eMan14

    Does this mean they would agree to the repatriation of the Hagia Sophia to a Christian church?

    • Frau Katze

      Nope. Erdogan is so angry over the Pope talking about the Armenian genocide he’s threatening to turn it back into a mosque.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    Burning it would have made a great U-Tube video…

  • Gaian

    Should have burned the hateful thing!