Turkish Armed Forces Medal of Honor

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Turkish Armed Forces Medal of Honor
TURKISH ARMED FORCES MEDAL OF HONOUR.jpg
Awarded by the Turkish Armed Forces
Type Medal
Eligibility Civilian or soldier, of any nationality
Awarded for Great valor
Status Currently awarded
Statistics
First awarded 1967

Turkish Armed Forces Medal of Honor (Turkish: Türk Silahlı Kuvvetleri Şeref Madalyası) is the highest medal that can be bestowed upon an individual by the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and was first created on July 27, 1967.

Technical specifications[edit]

General[edit]

Five large and five small gold stars on dark blue background circling an insignia of a crescent moon and a star on red background, the symbol of the Turkish flag, pointing upwards.

Decoration (regular size)[edit]

Made of eight pieces

  • Metal: Bronze
  • Minting: 0.2 micrometre polished gold-plating
  • Weight: 54 grams
  • Diameter: 6 cm

Decoration (miniature size)[edit]

Made of three pieces

  • Metal: Bronze
  • Minting: 0.2 micrometre polished gold-plating
  • Weight: 14 grams
  • Diameter: 1 cm

Ribbon[edit]

  • Color: Red

Criteria[edit]

During war time, it is bestowed on individuals who, even though having prepared the conditions of, or having contributed to, success in battle thanks to their actions and behaviour, but whose valor might not be compensated simply by the State War Medal.

During peace time, it is bestowed upon the Commanders of the Turkish Army, the Turkish Navy, the Turkish Air Force and the Turkish Gendarmerie who have successfully completed at least a year in their posts.

The medal can be given to civilians or soldiers, regardless of nationality. Its bestowment is proposed and approved by any of the four Commanders mentioned above.

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