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Afyonkarahisar Province (Turkey)

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[Flag] image by Tomislav Šipek, 1 January 2018

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Flag of Afyonkarahisar Province

The flag of Afyonkarahisar Province (photo) is white with the province's emblem. "Türkiye Cumhuriyeti" means "Republic of Turkey"; "Valiliği" means "Governorate".
The emblem of the municipality features the volcanic rock that culminates 200 m above the town (photo, photo, photo). The rock has been topped by a fortress since the Hittite times (c. 1350 BC); in 1071, the Seljuk Turks settled the place and renamed it Kara Hisar, for the fortress. Partly ruined, the citadel can be reached by climbing 800 stairs.
The emblem also features the Monument of the Great Victory. Designed by Heinrich Krippel (1883-1945), an Austrian sculptor who designed several monumental statues of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the monument, celebrating the victory of the Turks (represented by the standing man) over the western powers (represented by the lying bodies trampled by the man) in the Turkish War of Independence, the monument was inaugurated on 24 March 1936.

Tomislav Šipek, 1 January 2018

Special Provincial Administration

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Flag of the Afyonkarahisar Special Provincial Administration, current and former versions - Images by Tomislav Šipek, 1 January 2018

The flag of the Afyonkarahisar Special Provincial Administration (photo) is white with the administration's emblem. "İl Özel İdaresi" means "Special Provincial Administration". The former flag of the administration was white with a very similar emblem (photo, photo).

Tomislav Šipek, 1 January 2018