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Antalya (Metropolitan Municipality, Turkey)

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Flag of Antalya, two versions - Images by Tomislav Šipek, 7 October 2017

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Presentation of Antalya

Antalya Metropolitan Municipality (1,041,972 inhabitants in 2011, 994,890 in the town of Antalya proper) is located on the Mediterrenean coast of Turkey. Antalya is one of the biggest tourism centers of the country with beaches, hotels and archeaological sites. It has a very warm climate, especially in summer. It is famous for citrus fruit, especially oranges. There is an annual film festival held in Antalya called "Golden Orange", which is the oldest and most important film festival of Turkey.

Onur Özgün, 3 September 2004

Flag of Antalya

The flag of Antalya (photo) is white with the municipality's emblem, composed of the letter "a", for Antalya, with sun rays and an orange figure in the center. The figure also looks like a tree (may be a palm).

Onur Özgün & Tomislav Šipek, 7 October 2017

The emblem on the flag quite resembles the Turkish good luck charms that are sold all along the southern coast of Turkey and, maybe, in the rest of the country, as well. These charms are believed to protect the owner from evil ghosts; Turks wear them around the neck, on keyrings, in cars, etc.

Hans Bomers, 4 April 2006

Vertical flags of Antalya

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Vertical flags of Antalya - Images by Tomislav Šipek, 7 October 2017

Antalya uses different vertical flags (photo, photo).

Tomislav Šipek, 7 October 2017

Antalya Water and Wastewater Administration


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

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

Tomislav Šipek, 24 January 2018


Antalya AKEV University


Flag of ANTÜ - Image by Ivan Sache, 18 May 2018

ANTÜ (website), established by the Antalya Foundation for Culture and Education (Antalya Kültür ve Eğitim Vakfı - AKEV), was approved on 25 September 2014 by the Council of Higher Education.
ANTÜ is composed of 3 Faculties: Art and Design, Economic and Administrative Sciences, and Human Sciences.

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

Ivan Sache, 18 May 2018

Antalya Science University


Flag of ABÜ - Image by Ivan Sache, 23 May 2018

Antalya International University (Uluslararası Antalya Üniversitesi - UAÜ) was established in 2012 by the Gaye Education, Health Sports and Environment Foundation. The university is composed of 6 Faculties, 4 Schools and 2 Institutes.
In the aftermath of the aborted coup of 15 June 2016, UAÜ was raided by the police and its rector arrested, for alleged links with the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ, the name given to the Gülen movement by the Turkish government). The university appears to have been renamed to Antalya Science University (Antalya Bilim Üniversitesi - ABÜ). The flag of ABÜ (photo, photo, photo, photo) is white with the university's emblem.


Flag of UAÜ - Image by Ivan Sache, 23 May 2018

The flag of UAÜ (photo, photo) was white with the university's emblem.

Ivan Sache, 23 May 2018

Mediterranean University


Flag of AÜ - Image by Ivan Sache, 5 May 2018

AÜ (website) was founded in 1982 in Antalya, incorporating a number of higher education institutions in the West Mediterranean region of Turkey. In 1992 the units of AÜ which were located in Isparta were transferred to Süleyman Demirel University, and in 2006 the units in Burdur were transferred to Mehmet Akif Ersoy University.
AÜ is composed of 21 Faculties, 7 Institutes, 3 Schools, 1 Conservatory, and 11 Vocational Schools.

The flag of AÜ (photo, photo, photo, photo, photo, photo, photo, photo, photo, photo, photo, photo, photo) is celestial blue with the university's emblem.

The colors of the emblem are prescribed as follows (AÜ website):

Dark blue CMYK 100   87     28     21
Blue      CMYK 100   57      0      7
Orange    CMYK   0   67.3   98.48   0

The decision to change the university's emblem was taken in 2012, resulting in the appointment of the Communication Coordination Board. A call for proposals yielded 1,147 submissions, of which 868 were deemed eligible.
The new emblem, adopted in 2014, was designed by Mahyar Kalantari, from the Saga Global Sourcing company.

Number 1 reflects the aspiration of the university and the need of universal unity.
Letter "A" stands both for "Akdeniz" (Mediterranean Basin) and "Antalya". The letter is also a symbol of beginning and quality.
The sky background is a symbol of perfection; the circular emblem refers to excellence in wisdom.
The stars are a symbol of democracy, equality and freedom, and of succession, success and dynamism.
Dark blue is a symbol of eternity, determination, scientific authority and efficiency. Pumpkin orange is the university's traditional color.
[Hürriyet, 22 January 2014]

Ivan Sache, 5 May 2018

Boards of trade

Antalya Chamber of Commerce and Industry


Flag of ATSO - Image by Ivan Sache, 3 November 2017

ATSO (website) was originally established on 3 April 1882 as the Chamber of Agriculture and Trade. ATSO adopted its present name on 17 June 1910.

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

Ivan Sache, 3 November 2017

Antalya Commodity Exchange


Flag of the Antalya Commodity Exchange - Image by Ivan Sache, 3 November 2017

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

Ivan Sache, 3 November 2017


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Flag of Antalyaspor, two versions - Images by Ivan Sache, 12 March 2016

Antalyaspor (Antalyaspor Kulübü) was established in 1966 as the merger of Yenikapı SuSpor, İlk Işıkspor and Ferrokromspor.
On 25 June 2015, Antalyaspor signed on Samuel Eto'o (b. 1981; 118 caps and 54 goals with the national team of Cameroon; 145 appearances and 108 goals during his climax period with FC Barcelona, 2004-2009). Eto'o served as the interim manager of the club from 7 December to 6 January 2016.
On 5 February 2016, Antalyaspor beat Fenerbahçe, who led the First League and had remained undefeated for 13 matches.

The official flag of Antalyaspor (photo, photo, photo, photo, photo, photo, photo) is white with the club's emblem in the middle.
The club was renamed Medical Park Antalyaspor in 2010, which is reflected in another version of the club's flag (photo, photo). Here the original emblem is surrounded by the club's full name and a black ring.


Other flag of Antalyaspor, two versions - Images by Ivan Sache, 12 March 2016

The club also uses a red-white horizontally striped flag (seven stripes) with the club's emblem in the middle (photo, photo).

The club's emblem features the letters "A" and "S", for Antalyaspor, surrounding the town's landmark, the Yivli Minaret. Quoting the ArchNet website:

The minaret, known as Yivli ["fluted"] after its semi-circular flanks, is the oldest structure of an informal religious complex located in the historic castle of Antalya that consists of a mosque, madrasa, Mevlevi lodge (mevlevihane) and two domed tombs. A marble inscription at the base of the minaret names Seljuk Sultan Ala al-Din Kay Qubadh I (1220-1237) as its builder.
The brick minaret is located to the east of the mosque, about four and a half meters away from its south-east corner. It stands on a stone base that is six and a half meters tall and five and a half meters wide. The upper corners of the base are chamfered to meet an octagonal transition zone carved with a blind niche on each side. Little remains of the mosaic of turquoise and cobalt-blue tiles decorating the niches of this zone. The eight semi-circular flanks of the shaft begin above a narrow circular ring and taper slightly inward before terminating at a second circular band below the stone muqarnas consoles of the balcony. Blue glazed tiles woven into every other row of the brick shaft create an illusion of stripes traveling up the flanks. The minaret ends with a simple cylindrical turret above the balcony and is capped with a lead-covered conical cap. The simple stone balustrade of its balcony may be a later addition.

Ivan Sache, 12 March 2016