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Gaziantep (Metropolitan Municipality, Turkey)

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Flag of Gaziantep, four versions - Images by Tomislav Šipek, 22 January 2018


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Flag of Gaziantep

The flag of Gaziantep is white (photo, photo) or red (photo, photo, photo) with the municipality's emblem, in black, or blue, and white, respectively. "Büyükşehir Belediyesi" means "Metropolitan municipality".

Tomislav Šipek, 22 January 2018


Former flag of Gaziantep

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Former flag of Gaziantep, horizontal and vertical versions - Images by Tomislav Šipek, 22 January 2018

The former flag of Gaziantep, used either horizontally (photo) or vertically (photo), was red with the municipality's former emblem, in white.

Tomislav Šipek, 22 January 2018


City Council

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Flag of the Gaziantep City Council - Image by Tomislav Šipek, 17 November 2018

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

Tomislav Šipek, 17 November 2018


Gaziantep Water and Sewerage Administration

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Flag of GASKİ, current and former versions - Images by Tomislav Šipek, 26 January 2018

The flag of GASKİ (photo) is white with the administration's logo. The former flag of GASKİ (photo, photo) was white with the administration's former logo.

Tomislav Šipek, 26 January 2018


Universities

Gaziantep University

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Flag of Gazantiep University - Image by Ivan Sache, 6 December 2017

GAÜN, established on 27 June 1987, is composed of 16 Faculties, 4 Schools, 10 Vocational Schools and 4 Graduate Schools.

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

Ivan Sache, 6 December 2017


Hasan Kalyoncu University

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Flag of HKÜ - Image by Ivan Sache, 10 December 2017

HHKÜ (website) was established on 4 December 2008, as Gazikent University, by the Gaziantep Education and Service Foundation. set up in 1980 by Hasan Kalyoncu.
HKÜ is composed of 5 Faculties, 2 Schools, 1 Vocational School and 2 Institutes. The foundation also manages the Erdem Colleges (Kindergarten, Primary School, College and Sciences High School).

Hasan Kalyoncu (1949-2007; biography) was a businessman, involved in construction and a close friend of the former Prime Minister Necmettin Erbakan (1926-2011; in office, 1996-1997). With his three brothers, he established in 1974 the Kalyon Insaat company, active until 1980. Hasan Kalyoncu died from a heart attack when drafting the plans of the university, whose establishment was continued by his brothers.

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

Ivan Sache, 10 December 2017


Sanko University

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Flag of HKÜ - Image by Ivan Sache, 10 February 2018

Sanko University (website) was established by Regulation No. 6,492, published on 18 June 2013 in the Turkish official gazette, No. 28,681. The university is managed by the Sani Konukoğlu Foundation, established in 1989 by Sanko Holding and the Konukoğlu family.
Sanko University is composed of a School of Medicine, a Faculty of Health Sciences, a Faculty of Dentistry, the Health Sciences Institute and a Graduate School of Sciences.

Sanko Holding originates in seven weaving hand-looms established in 1904 in Gaziantep by Sani Konukoğlu. In 1935, the founder's son, Zekeriye Konukoğlu, employed 70 workers. In 1943, Sani Konukoğlu inherited the family business and transformed it into a major corporation. Cotton factories were established in the 1960s. Hilal Inc., founded in 1966, was renamed to Sanko Textile in 1977, with a capacity of 30,000 spindles. Sanko Holding was formed in 1996.
The group, employing 14,000, is active in construction (Narlıdere, Adıyaman and Bartın cement factories), textile industry (Pure Cotton Textile, Asko Textile, Isko Textile), automobile industry (Başak Tractor and Agricultural Machinery), health (Private Sani Konukoğlu Hospital), education, food (Sansu Food and Soft Drink Inc.) and energy (Yokuşlu - Kalkandere, Sanibey and Cevizlik hydroelectric plants, Sankores Çatalca wind turbine).

The flag of Sanko University (photo, photo, photo, photo, photo, photo, photo) is white with the university's emblem. The elements of the emblem are taken from the emblem of Sanko Holding.

Ivan Sache, 10 February 2018


Boards of trade

Gaziantep Chamber of Commerce

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Flag of GTO - Image by Ivan Sache, 24 November 2017

The earliest records available suggest that GTO (website) was first founded under the name of Chamber of Agriculture and Commerce in 1898. It was later known as the Chamber of Agriculture between 1902-1903, as the Chamber of Agriculture, Commerce and Industry in 1904, as the Gaziantep Chamber of Commerce and Industry until 1989 and finally renamed as the Gaziantep Chamber of Commerce on 15 May 1989.
The flag of GTO (photo, photo, photo, photo) is white with the organization's logo.

Ivan Sache, 24 November 2017


Gaziantep Chamber of Industry

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Flag of GSO - Image by Ivan Sache, 1 April 2019

The Gaziantep Chamber of Industry (Gaziantep Sanayi Odası - GSO; website) was established by Resolution No. 81,173, enacted on 15 August 1908 by the Ministry of Industry, fulfilling an application tabled by 1,146 industrialists.

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

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Ivan Sache, 1 April 2019


Gaziantep Board of Exchange

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Flag of GTB - Image by Ivan Sache, 30 March 2019

The Gaziantep Commodity Exchange (Gaziantep Ticaret Borsası - GTB) was established on 15 August 1958.
The flag of the GTB (photo, photo) is white with the organization's emblem.

Ivan Sache, 30 March 2019


Football clubs

Gazantiepspor

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Flag of Gazantiepspor - Image by Ivan Sache, 8 March 2016

Gaziantepspor (Gaziantepspor Kulübü) was formed in 1969 under guidance of the then city major Abdulkadir Batur. Batur organized a meeting among 58 of the cities most influential members to discuss laying the foundations for a sports club in the city. The group met repeatedly and founded the club in the same year, electing Beşir Bayram as Gaziantepspor’s first chairman.
After spending most of their history in the lower divisions Gaziantepspor achieved promotion to the Turkish Super League in 1990 and have remained their ever since. The club have been growing in size and stature at a steady pace, finishing 3rd in the 1999–2000, 2000–2001 seasons and 4th in 2002-03, 2003-04, 2010-2011.
[Turkish Football - Team Profile]

The official flag of Gaziantepspor (photo, photo) is white with the club's emblem in the middle.
Gaziantepspor’s emblem (description) represents the cities landmarks. Gaziantep castle is symbolized by the outline of the logo. Above the Gaziantep banner lies the martyr's memorial, the checkered background represents the cities treat to the world, the famous dessert Baklava. In the foreground is a falcon which is the club's nickname as well as the name of one of the city's heroes, Şahinbey.

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Flags of Gaziantepspor's supporters - Images by Ivan Sache, 8 March 2016

The club's supporters used square flags quartered black and red (photo), the club's colours (description).
Gazi in Turkish means "a war veteran". Antep was legally renamed Gaziantep in 1921 meaning “Victorious Antep", a title the city was awarded for the inhabitants' valiant war efforts fighting off invading forces in First World War. The founding members chose the club's colours to represent this. Black is in commemoration of the fallen martyrs who died protecting the city during the war, while red represents the blood shed by the town's heroes who died during the conflict.

Ivan Sache, 8 March 2016


Gazantiep BB

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Flag of Gazantiep BB - Image by Ivan Sache, 5 June 2017

Gaziantep BB (Gaziantep Büyükşehir Belediyespor Kulubü) was established in 1988 by the municipality of Gaziantep. The club played in the First League for the 1997-2001 seasons. Relegated, it won the Second League the next season and was reincorporated to the First League, in which it has been playing since then.
The flag of Gaziantep BB (photo, photo) is white with the club's emblem.

Ivan Sache, 5 June 2017


Şölen

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Flag of Şölen - Image by Ivan Sache, 30 July 2019

Şölen (website) offers some 200 products in the categories of snacks, children's products, souvenirs and treats to consumers of all ages on the racks of over 100 countries. The company employs almost 2000 workers in its facilities in Gaziantep (1989) and İstanbul (2005). Şölen ranks 53rd in the Candy Industry TOP 100, which is one of the most important confectionery lists of the world. Şölen, which has offices in America, Dubai, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Saudi Arabia and regional managements in the Levant Region, Canada and Latin America, has lastly established Şölen USA.
Sölen's main brands are Ozmo, Amada, Luppo, Greta, Boombastic, and Biscolata.

The flag of Sölen (photo) is white with the company's logo.
Sölen's corporate identity was redesigned in 2014. The logo reflects the company's "passion for succeeding by differentiating and also remaining loyal to its values, and vision of satisfying its consumers by adding flavors exceeding their expectations."
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Ivan Sache, 30 July 2019


Gaziantep Organized Industrial Zone

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Flag of the Gaziantep Organized Industrial Zone - Image by Ivan Sache, 8 November 2019

The Gaziantep Organized Industrial Zone is composed of five zones:
- 1st Organized Industrial Zone (1969): 210 ha, 158 companies, 20,000 jobs;
- 2nd Organized Industrial Zone (1987): 450 ha, 278 companies, 31,000;
- 3rd Organized Industrial Zone (1994): 540 ha, 240 companies, 34,000 jobs;
- 4th Organized Industrial Zone (2002): 1,170 ha, 129 companies, 40,000 jobs;
- 5th Organized Industrial Zone (2014): 1,925 ha, 160 companies, 15,000 jobs;
Textile industry represents nearly 50% of the companies. Total employment is 140,000.

The flag of the Gaziantep Organized Industrial Zone (photo, photo, photo, photo) is white with the zone's emblem.

Ivan Sache, 8 November 2019