116-HS-458 – Ulus
Although this QSL Card was sent from Nicosia, Cyprus, the Operator – Ulus’ Callsign is registered in Turkey. I will stick to his Country of Origin.
The Turkish flag is derived from the flag of the Ottoman Empire which had reached its final form in 1844 when the flag was adopted. The flag is a red field with a white crescent moon and a star. The red was the colour of the Ottoman Empire and the Crescent moon and star are the symbols of the Turks. The crescent moon and star were used by the Byzantines to honour the moon-goddess Hecate, who they believe had saved the city from an attack by Philip II of Macedonia in 340-339 B.C. When the Ottomans captured Constantinople they also adopted the symbol as the symbol of the Ottoman Empire.