Istanbul (AFP) – Turkey’s government said Wednesday it will unveil a new national emblem to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Turkey.
The government plans to present the national flag on Monday, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said.
The new flag will be the third flag to be created by the Turkish Republic, he added.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim are expected to sign a bill on Monday.
The legislation sets up a committee to design the new flag, with the government set to hand it over to the prime minister on Wednesday.
A referendum in March approved a series of reforms, including the creation of a new state, but the government has faced opposition from religious groups.