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Flag of Sivrihisar, three versions - Images by Tomislav Šipek (left and center), 18 May 2015, and Jens Pattke (right), 20 October 2012, respectively
The flag of Sivrihisar (photo) is white with the municipality's emblem, in white on blue. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".
The former flag of Sivrihisar was blue with the municipality's former emblem, either blue on white (photoˆ or white on blue (photo).
Tomislav Šipek, 18 May 2015
Flag of Nasreddin Hoca - Image by Jens Pattke, 13 July 2013
The flag of Nasreddin Hoca (photo) is white with the municipality's emblem. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".
The emblem pictures the town's namesake, Nasreddin Hoca. A Seljuk satirical Sufi figure, very popular in the Islamic world, Nasreddin Hoca lived in the 13th century and is considered as a folk philosopher and a wise man, remembered for his funny stories and anecdotes.
The story associated with the emblem says that Nasreddin once wanted to climb up on a donkey, but first put his right foot in the stirrups. When he got on the donkey, his face turned towards the tail. People asked him: "Why did you get turned upside down?" He replied: "I have not gone awry, but the donkey turned upside down" (Isaković, 1987: 34).
Tomislav Šipek, 5 July 2013