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Karaman Province (Turkey)

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[Flag] image by Tomislav Šipek, 26 October 2021

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Flag of Karaman Province

The province now uses a new flag, white with the same symbol but in a new uniform design.
Tomislav Šipek, 26 October 2021

The province of Karaman (246,672 inhabitants in 2017; 881,600 ha) is located in southern central Anatolia, bordered north by the province of Konya and south by the province of Mersin.

The new logo was adopted in 21 June 2021, the 32nd anniversary of the establishment of the province of Karaman.
The 12-pointed star motif in the minbar (pulpit) of the İbrahim Bey Imareti Mosque, which was built in 1432 by İbrahim Bey of the Karaman Principality, who ruled the town and region for many years [1424-1464], is displayed in the Istanbul Turkish-Islamic Arts Museum.
KGRT, 24 June 2021

The Ibrahim Bey Imareti (soup kitchen) is part of a complex which also includes a masjid, madrasa, and the mausoleum of Ibrahim Bek, built by Ibrahim Bek II in 1433. Plainer in style than Seljuk architecture, the imaret is one of the best examples of Karamanid building. It was developed directly from the mid-fourteenth century Musa Pasha Madrasa (demolished 1927), retaining the symmetrical plan and the central dome, but forgoing the arcades on either side of the dome. The two buildings had identical minarets.
One enters the imaret from the north through a porch with a pointed arch, directly into a large central area covered by a simple dome supported by fan pendentives. There are three small chambers either side of the dome. The otherwise symmetrical plan is broken by the mausoleum in the southwest corner which is in an adjacent square building. The masjid at one time had a fine ceramic mihrab, which can now be seen in the Çinili Kösk in Istanbul. It is particularly notable for its red lines which separate the other colors of glaze.

Ivan Sache, 27 October 2021

Former flags

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Flag of Karaman Province, recent and earlier versions - Images by Tomislav Šipek, 9 May 2018, and Jens Pattke, 17 October 2012, respectively

The flag of Karaman Province (photo) is red with the province's emblem. The former flag of Karaman Province (photo) was white with the province's emblem. "T.C." stands for "Türkiye Cumhuriyeti", "Republic of Turkey"; "Valiliği" means "Province Governorate".

Jens Pattke & Tomislav Šipek, 9 May 2018

Special Provincial Administration

[Flag] image by Tomislav Šipek, 27 October 2021

The flag of Karaman Special Provincial Administration is red with logo.
Tomislav Šipek, 27 October 2021