After the earthquakes in Kahramanmaraş, 7 days of national mourning was declared in Turkey.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan shared on Twitter, “Seven days of national mourning has been declared due to the earthquakes that took place in our country on February 6, 2023. Our flag will be hoisted at half-mast until sunset on Sunday, February 12, 2023, in all our country and foreign representations.
WHAT IS NATIONAL (NATIONAL) MORNING?
The day, accepted by the majority of the people of a country, declared because of the death or anniversary of a significant person in their own country or in another country, is called national or national mourning. In a country declared national mourning, flags are lowered at half-mast. In our country, only the flags in front of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey and Anıtkabir are not lowered at half-mast.
In addition, national mourning can be declared due to a natural disaster, disaster, accident, war or terrorist attack.
In the Turkish Flag Regulation, which regulates the implementation of the Turkish Flag Law, the official offices and institutions that will constantly fly the flag are determined as “Parliament, Anıtkabir, Police, Gendarmerie, border, customs, guard stations and border gates”.