Question: Which one is the only country in the world -except China- that banned the flag above? a) Russia b) North Korea c) Germany d) Turkey Answer: The Uighur flag, which is nothing but a turquoise version of the Turkish flag, is banned in all public offices in Turkey. The ban is the result of a decree by the Mesut Yilmaz government in late 1990s. Because of the Chinese pressure, it was the same Yilmaz who introduced the "Keep the Uighur Out" policy of Turkey by not issueing visas to the members of this oppressed Turkic nation. So Beijing should not be worried about the latest populist furor of the current Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan. Like he did with Israel, everything will be even better soon. Turkey is a European country. It knows a lot about the European hypocrisy, while protecting its national interests even at the expense of morality and consistency. With their blue Turkish flag, -unfortunately- it is the Uighurs who should keep worrying. Whether in Urumqi, in Ankara or in Palau Islands... Life is rarely fair and politics is generally inhumane..