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Ankara (Metropolitan Municipality, Turkey)

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Flag of Ankara, two sets of horizontal and vertical versions - Images by Tomislav Šipek, 23 November 2017

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Flag of Ankara

The flag of Ankara (photo) is white with the municipality's emblem. "Büyükşehir Belediyesi" means "Metropolitan Municipality".
The flag is also used without the writing "Büyükşehir Belediyesi" (photo).

Tomislav Šipek, 23 November 2017

Former flag of Ankara


Former flag of Ankara - Image by Tomislav Šipek, 23 November 2017

The former flag of Ankara was white with a slightly different emblem, featuring three stars instead of five.

Tomislav Šipek, 22 February 2016

The flag controversy

The Town Council of Ankara recently changed the flag, replacing the Hittite sun by a mosque, as proposed by the Moslim fundamentalist members of the Town Council. A protest campaign against the new flag was launched by some inhabitants of gthe town. According to Agence France Presse, the Governor of Ankara announced on 4 July 1995 that he would confiscate all the flags with the new town arms on it if they were to be hoisted.

Jos Poels, 12 July 1995

In the meantime, the Metropolitan Municipality of Ankara used the flag with the mosque everywhere. The protest campaign continued but the Mayor did not want to change the emblem. The left parties claimed that it is illegal to use the emblem.

Onur Özgün, 17 November 2001

Ankara Water and Sewerage Administration


Flag of ASKİ - Image by Tomislav Šipek, 24 January 2018

The flag of ASKİ (photo) is white with the administration's logo.

Tomislav Šipek, 24 January 2018

Universities in Ankara

State universities

Foundation universities

Ankara Chamber of Commerce


Flag of ATO - Image by Ivan Sache, 27 October 2017

The flag of ATO (photo, photo, photo, photo) is white with the organization's emblem in the center.

Ivan Sache, 27 October 2017