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Anka University of Technology


Flag of Anka University of Technology - Image by Ivan Sache, 17 May 2018

Anka University of Technology, established on 18 June 2013, is managed by the Forensic Science Education and Research Foundation (Adli Bilimler Eğitim ve Araştırma Vakfı).
The university is composed of 6 Faculties, 3 Institutes and 1 Vocational School.

The flag of the university (photo) is white with the university's emblem.

Ivan Sache, 17 May 2018

Atılım University


Flag of Atılım University - Image by Ivan Sache, 17 June 2017

Atılım University (Atılım Üniversitesi; website) was founded as a private university by the Atilim Foundation on 15 July 1997. The university is located in İncek, one of the most recent and fastest developing residential areas of Ankara.
The university is made of 8 Faculties, 2 Graduate Schools and 2 Schools.

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

Ivan Sache, 17 June 2017

Başkent University


Flag of Başkent University - Image by Ivan Sache, 16 June 2017

In response to Turkey's need for high quality institutions of higher education, the Organ Transplant and Burns Treatment Foundation, which has been in operation since 1980, made the decision to turn its existing complexes into a university. In 1993, procedures were begun to establish Başkent University (Başkent Üniversitesi; website), with the aid of the Haberal Educational Foundation. In accordance with Article 3961 of the Legal Code, the University was officially founded on 13 January 1994. In the 1995-1996 academic year, Başkent University moved to its new campus at Bağlıca, located 20 km west of the center of Ankara, on the main highway to website) established on 4 September 1980 the Turkish Organ Transplantation and Burn Foundation, the the Middle East Dialysis and Organ Transplantation Foundation (MEDOTF) in 1984, the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation (MESOT) in 1987, the the Turkish Transplantation Society in 1990. On 24 April 1990, he performed the first adult segmental living-related liver transplantation in the world, and, on 16 May 1992, the first combined liver-kidney transplantation from a living-related donor in the world.

The flag of the university (photos, photos, photo, photo) is white with the university's emblem in the center. Beneath the emblem are written the university's year of foundation and name, in black letters.
The emblem of the university (used either without any writing or with the university's name, the foundation year excluded) is made of a red lozenge charged with four white arrows, representing a university that "sources and spreads science".
[University website]

Ivan Sache, 16 June 2017

Çankaya University


Flag of Çankaya University - Image by Ivan Sache, 20 June 2017

Çankaya University (Çankaya Üniversitesi; website) was established by Decision No. 16,641, adopted on 27 August 1997 by the Council of Higher Education. The university is managed by the Sıtkı Alp Education Foundation, established by Decree No. 4,282 adopted by the Turkish National Assembly and published on 15 July 1997 in the Turkish official gazette, No. 23,050.
The university is composed of 8 Faculties, 2 Graduate Schools and 3 Vocational Schools.

The flag of the university (photo; video, video) is white with the university's emblem in the center.


Flag of Çankaya University Sports Club - Image by Ivan Sache, 20 June 2017

The university sports club, Çankaya Üniversitesi Spor Kulübü, uses a yellow flag (photo) with a similar emblem, somewhat simplified and with appropriate wording.

Ivan Sache, 20 June 2017

İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University


Flag of the Bilkent University - Image by Ivan Sache, 17 February 2007

Bilkent University was founded on 20 October 1984 by İhsan Doğramacı, through the joint resolution of İhsan Doğramacı Education Foundation, İhsan Doğramacı Science and Research Foundation and İhsan Doğramacı Health Foundation. The establishment of this private university was later approved by an Act of Parliament. The aim was to create a center of excellence in higher education and research. The name "Bilkent" exemplifies the founder's aim, since it is an acronym of bilim kenti, Turkish for "city of science and knowledge".
It had long been an objective of the founder to establish a private university distinguished by its high quality education and research. The founder, himself an Academician by profession, had earlier contributed to the establishment of numerous public institutions of higher learning and served as Rector of Ankara University, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Middle East Technical University and founder and first Rector of Hacettepe University.
In October 1986 Bilkent University admitted its first students. That year there were 386 undergraduate and graduate students. Currently there are over 10,000 students in nine Faculties, two four-year Professional Schools, two two-year Vocational Schools and the School of English Language plus six graduate Schools (called Institutes). Among them are foreign students from 72 countries. With funds from the endowments provided by the founder, the university each year awards full scholarships to over 2,500 students of high academic achievement. Each year, more than 1,600,000 high-school graduates take the national examination to enter the 53 state and 25 private universities in Turkey. Bilkent gets many of the very best of these students. For example, in the 2005 examination, 32 of the top 100 scorers chose Bilkent.
The faculty is comprised of an academic staff from 43 different countries. Most of them were working in prominent universities in North America and Europe when they received offers from Bilkent University.
[University website]

İhsan Doğramacı (1915-2010) was a paedatrician and philanthropist of Iraqi Turkmen descent. The founding President of the Council of Higher Education of Turkey (1981-1992), he founded in 1984 Bilkent University,the first private university in Turkey. He was the last living signatory of the WHO Constitution (1946). and chaired the Board of UNICEF (1968-1970).

The flag of the Bilkent University is horizontally divided red-blue with the emblem of the University in a white disk overall.
The emblem is a blue shield with a red border; inside, a red rising sun forms several white rays. A red rectangular scroll with BILKENT / UNIVERSITY in white letters is placed above the sun, which is itself charged with VERITAS in white letters.There is another red scroll below the shield, made of three parts charged with SCIENCE, ART, TECHNOLOGY, respectively, in white letters. The writings in English are not surprising because all lectures at the University are given in English except those on the Turkish Law.
On the flag, however, the letterings in the scroll below the shield are in Turkish and not in English. The matching words are BILKENT / UNIVERSITESI - GERÇEK - BILIM - SANAT - TEKNIK.

Ivan Sache, 13 June 20172007

Turgut Özal University


Flag of Turgut Özal University - Image by Ivan Sache, 16 February 2018

Turgut Özal University was established in 2008 in Keçiören (Ankara) by the Turgut Özal Thought and Action Foundation. The foundation is for Turgut Özal (1927-1993), 8th President of the Republic of Turkey (1989-1993).
In the aftermath of the aborted coup of 15 June 2016, Turgut Özal University was among the 15 universities closed down by the Decree proclaiming the State of Emergency, adopted on 23 June 2016, for alleged links with the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ, the name given to the Gülen movement by the Turkish government).

The flag of Turgut Özal University (photo) was white with the university's emblem in the center.

Ivan Sache, 16 February 2018