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Flag of Samsun Province - Image by Jens Pattke, 19 October 2012
The flag of Samsun Province (photo) is white with the province's emblem in the middle. "T.C." stands for "Türkiye Cumhuriyeti", "Republic of Turkey"; "Valiliği" means "Governorate".
The emblem features Samsun's landmark, the
Statue of Honor, an equestrian monument dedicated to Mustafa Kemal
Atatürk (1881-1938). The monument recalls that Kemal landed on 19 May
1919 in Samsun, where he started the organization of a national
movement, the first step to the War of Independence (1919-1922).
The monument was designed by the Austrian architect Heinrich Krippel
(1883-1945), commissioned by Governor Kazım Pasha. Of nearly 9 m in
height, the monument was inaugurated in 1932.
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Tomislav Šipek & Ivan Sache, 26 November 2017
Flag of the Samsun Special Provincial Administration - Image by Tomislav Šipek, 24 March 2015 2015
The flag of the Samsun Special Provincial Administration (photo, photo) is white with the administration's emblem in the middle. "T.C." stands for "Türkiye Cumhuriyeti", "Republic of Turkey"; "İl Özel İdaresi" means "Special Provincial Administration".
Tomislav Šipek, 24 March 2015