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Karlıova (District Municipality, Turkey)

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Flag of Karlıova - Image by Tomislav Šipek, 7 November 2017

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Presentation of Karlıova

The municipality of Karlıova (31,226 inhabitants in 2016, 10,777 in the town of Karlıova) is located 80 km north-east of Bingöl.

Karlıova is the namesake of the Karlıova Triple Junction (KTJ), one of the most tectonically active places on the Earth.
To the east of this triple junction, overall NNE-SSW convergence between the Arabian and Eurasian plates is distributed in a wide zone of shortening that stretches as far north as the Caucasus. To the west of this junction, a third (micro) plate exists: Anatolian. The Anatolian plate is bordered by a left-lateral transform fault from Arabia, and a right-lateral transform fault from Eurasia plates. The Karlıova triple junction is hence a FFT (fault - fault - trench) triple junction, whereby the ‘trench’ is in reality a widely distributed thrust belt.
New data make it possible to reconstruct the tectonic evolution of the Karlıova. The region has undergone incremental deformation around Karlıova within the past 6 Ma. The NW–SE-striking deformation phase reactivated the faults of the VFZ.The region has been subjected to inversion tectonics induced by strike-slip and reverse faulting.
[[Ö Karaoğlu, A Sağlam Selçuk, A. Gudmundsson. 2017. Tectonic controls on the Karlıova triple junction (Turkey): Implications for tectonic inversion and the initiation of volcanism. Tectonophysics 694, 368-384]

Ivan Sache, 8 November 2017

Flag of Karlıova

The flag of Karlıova (photo) is white with the municipality's emblem in the middle. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".
The emblem, designed by Hayati Korkut, was adopted on 3 June 2015. It features the Bingöl mountain, a volcano which supplies the region with freshwater. The mountain and rivers are a symbol of the warmth, clarity and cleanness of the town. The snowdrop flower and the snowflakes allude to the town's name (from, kar, Turkish for "snow").
[Bingöl Haerci, 22 July 2015]

Tomislav Šipek & Ivan Sache, 8 November 2017

Former flag of Karlıova

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Former flag of Karlıova, two versions - Images by Tomislav Šipek, 7 November 2017

The former flag of Karlıova (photo) was white with the municipality's former emblem in the middle. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".
The former emblem of Karlıova is identical to the emblem of the town of Bingöl, with appropriate writing.

Tomislav Šipek & Ivan Sache, 8 November 2017