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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

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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


City Council

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Flag of the Ankara City Council - Image by Tomislav Šipek, 18 November 2018

The flag of the Ankara City Council (photo) is white with the council's emblem. "Kent Konseyi" means "City Council".

Tomislav Šipek, 18 November 2018


Ankara Water and Sewerage Administration

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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


Professional boards

Ankara Chamber of Commerce

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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


Ankara Chamber of Industry

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Flag of ASO - Image by Ivan Sache, 2 September 2019

ASO (website) was established in 1963, when the former Ankara Chamber of Commerce and Industry was split into two independent organizations.

Ankara, which was selected as the capital of Turkey after the Proclamation of Republic was an Anatolian province of that time with a population of 30 thousand, making their living on agriculture and livestock and having a commercial life limited to the purchase and sales of goods arising from agriculture and livestock. In order to establish a province that is able to provide the services of a capital, intense infra and superstructure constructions were started in Ankara in which way the business life was enlivened, and later small scale manufacturing shops were stated to be established to meet the construction material needs. After 1923s The Machinery and Chemistry Industry, General Directorate for Sümerbank and General Directorate for Etibank and similar Public Industrial Institutions and the factories of these institutions were constructed in Ankara and that encouraged the establishment of many small sized private enterprises working as a supporting industry for these factories and the migration of populations to Ankara for workforce, and all these developments became both the cause and reason for industrialization and population growth in Ankara.

Such developments led to the increase of manufacturing sites, and the number of traders and crafts engaged in trading in Ankara and as a result of the need for professional solidarity, Ankara Chamber of Commerce and Industry was established in May, 1923. Further development of the industry in Ankara with the Government policies giving priority to the Private Sector especially after 1950s, the difference of the problems in the industrial sector from the problems of the traders and the desire for submitting those problems to the government and the relevant authorities and monitoring the developments generated the thought for establishing an independent Chamber of Industry. As a result of the long and intense efforts of Dr. Orhan Işık, Mümin Erkunt, Cenap And, Necati Tereyağoğlu and Ahmet Karamancı, Ankara Chamber of Industry was established on November 18th, 1963 with 259 industry members in 11 groups.

The flag of ASO (photo, photo, photo, photo, photo) is white with the organization's emblem and name.

Ivan Sache, 2 September 2019


Ankara Commodity Exchange

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Flag of the Ankara Commodity Exchange - Image by Ivan Sache, 4 September 2019

The flag of the Ankara Commodity Exchange (photo, photo, photo, photo, photo) is white with the organization's emblem.

Ivan Sache, 4 September 2019


Ankara Bar Association

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Flag of the Ankara Bar Association - Image by Ivan Sache, 11 April 2019

The flag of the Ankara Bar Association (photo, photo, photo) is white with the association's emblem.

Ivan Sache, 11 April 2019


Anatolian Organized Industrial Zone

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Flag of AOSB - Image by Ivan Sache, 8 November 2019

AOSB (website) was established on 31 December 2002.
The flag of AOSB (photo) is white with the zone's emblem.

Ivan Sache, 8 November 2019