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Patriotic upsurge in Turkish flag sales

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>> At least one bit of Turkey's crisis addled economy is doing okay. Flag manufacturers battling to meet surging demand from patriotic Turks. Thousands taking to the streets daily in support of President Erdagon, after a coup attempt failed to topple his government last Friday.>>
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> Now flag makers may be one of the few businesses benefitting from the country's political turmoil.
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Manufacturers say they expect up to 10 million to be sold in the coming days. Producer Orkin Altier says 2 million have been bought since Sunday. There hasn't been a boom like this since Turkey made the semifinals at the 2002 World Cup. One thing to ponder though, the red on the flag represents the blood of soldiers who died for the country.
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Awkward symbolism perhaps, just days after the Turkish army went to war with itself.