Google Shows Wrong Flag For Turkey Republic Day

Oct 29, 2010 • 8:30 am | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics
 

If you visit Google Turkey today at google.com.tr you will see a special doodle / logo for their Republic Day. The only issue is it appears to be the wrong flag!

Here is a picture of the special Turkey Republic Day logo from Google:

Turkey Google Doodle

Now here is the Turkey Flag:

National Flag Turkey

Notice the red background with white inside, versus what Google has as a white background with red inside.

It appears that the reverse is the flag for Northern Cyprus. Here is their flag:

Northern Cyprus Flag

There was one complaint, that I've seen, at the Google Web Search Help forum where the poster said:

Doodle for Turkey today (29.10.2010) is at wrong colors. The flag you put on doodle is Northern Cyprus's flag.

This isn't the first time Google mixed up flags for special country specific doodles. They mixed up the Hungary Doodle this past year. They also had typos in India and posted logos a month early.

Don't you love it when Google messes up? I am just kidding - they are allowed.

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help and Google Blogoscoped Forums.

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Comments:

Chris-USA

10/29/2010 03:15 pm

Who the hell cares? The first is a criminal state the the second a puppet regime of the first, set up after ethnic cleansing. Stop wasting our time

Matt

10/29/2010 04:48 pm

This is actually quite a blunder. However simple mistake.

pwetpwet

10/30/2010 12:57 am

"Who the hell cares? The first is a criminal state the the second a puppet regime of the first, set up after ethnic cleansing Stop wasting our time" You want to talk about USA? Stop being an ass.

John Flag

11/01/2010 04:37 pm

An easy mistake to make. I appreciate the extra zing Google tries to incorporate into their operations. Sometimes its a little snarky and academic. I would like to see them continue - just be a little more careful. BTW - the short history and definition of the Turkey flag can be found here: http://www.ultimateflags.com/Turkey-Flag.html John

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