Last modified: 2018-04-25 by ivan sache
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Flag of Şanlıurfa - Image by Tomislav Šipek, 16 March 2015
The flag of Şanlıurfa (photo) is white with the municipality's emblem. "Büyükşehir Belediyesi" means "Metropolitan Municipality".
Şanlıurfa, originally and still mostly known as Urfa, renamed on 22 June 1984 to Şanlıurfa (Glorious Urfa), is traditionally identified by Muslims (nut not by Christians) with Ur, Abraham's birthplace. The cave where Abraham was born and remained hidden for the next seven years makes of Şanlıurfa a very popular place of pilgrimage.
Later on, Abraham, opposed to the idol worshipers of Ur, was sentenced by Nimrod to be burnt at the stake. A violent storm raised by God's intervention swept the prophet up into the air while the fire turned into water and the embers into fish. Since then, sacred carps thrive in the pond, fed by the pilgrims; anyone who would kill one of these carps would immediately get blind.
The Rızvaniye Vakfı Mosque, named for Governor Rizvan, who erected in 1736, was fully restored in 1993.
Tomislav Šipek & Ivan Sache, 6 November 2017
Flag of SUSKİ, two versions - Images by Tomislav Šipek, 2 February 2018
The flag of SUSKİ (photo) is white with the administration's logo.
Tomislav Šipek, 2 February 2018
Flag of Harran University - Image by Ivan Sache, 10 December 2017
Harran University (website) was established in Şanlıurfa by Law No. 3,837 enacted on 9 July 1992. The university is composed of 10 Faculties, 5 Schools, 1 State Conservatory, 11 Vocational Schools, 3 Institutes, and 15 Research and Application Centers.
The flag of Harran University (photo,
photo) is white with the university's emblem in
The emblem features the university's entrance gate (photo, photo, photo), itself modeled on the ruins of the old Harran university (photo).
Ivan Sache, 10 December 2017
Flag of Şanlıurfaspor - Image by Ivan Sache, 17 December 2017
Şanlıurfaspor was established in 1969, as the merger of Kahraman Uyanışspor, Beşiktaş and 11 Nisanspor.
The flag of Şanlıurfaspor (photo, photo, photo) is green with the club's emblem.
Ivan Sache, 17 December 2017