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Babaeski (District Municipality, Turkey)

Last modified: 2016-10-30 by ivan sache
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Flag of Babaeski, two versions - Images by Jens Pattke, 16 February 2013

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Flag of Babaeski

The flag of Babaeski is white, or blue, with the municipality's emblem. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".

Tomislav Šipek, 11 February 2013



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Flag of Alpullu - Image by Jens Pattke, 25 May 2015

The municipality of Alpullu (2,577 inhabitants in 2011) is located 10 km of Babaeski.

The flag of Alpullu (photo) is white with the municipality's emblem in the middle. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".
The emblem of the municipality features the Sokollu Mehmet Paşa bridge, designed by Mimar Sinan, the chief architect of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent.

Sinan designed and built this bridge for Sokullu Mehmet Pasha; it is also known as both Alpullu and Sinanlı, 123 m long, and considered to be one of the most picturesque of Sinan's bridges. It connects Alpullu to Sinanlı over the Ergene River. Contrary to the other bridges in the Thracian Region, this one was not built on the main Sultan's Road. Sinan was able to cross the river with a single span of 20 m. Other than this spectacularly large span, the viewing terrace on the bridge and the overflow basins he built with Bursa style arches will be well worth your trip to this structure. During the 1970s, the shops that were on the Sinanlı side were demolished. The municipal slaughterhouse adjacent to the Alpullu side was also taken out and rebuilt 50 m away from the bridge. Today, the dumpsite that is on the Alpullu side is the biggest problem for the bridge. Restored by the Department of Highways in 1983-87, this bridge is now closed to vehicular traffic and highly used as a pedestrian bridge by the inhabitants of Sinanlı who come to Alpullu for shopping.
[Respect to Sinan]

The sugar beet recalls that Alpullu is a the oldest center of sugar industry in Turkey.

The Alpullu sugar refinery is one of the 25 public sugar factories in Turkey. The Republic of Turkey prioritised agriculture and agricultural products industry in state economic development. In 1926 sugar factories in Uşak and Alpullu was founded by promotion laws. With later founded sugar factories of Eskişehir and Turhal, Turkey became able to produce the needed sugar. In 1926 Sugar Monopoly Administration was founded, thus state monopoly over sugar was established. In 1930s the fact that sugar prices decreased in world markets, but increased in Turkey, caused public reactions. Government invited Doctor Gustav Mikusch, the chief of Vienna International Sugar Statistics Union, and asked him to write a report on sugar production and its problems. With the regulation made in 1935, Turkish Sugar Industries Inc. Co. was founded and all sugar factories in the country became state-controlled.
[M. Karayaman. The sugar industry and its policies during Atatürk’s era]

Tomislav Šipek & Ivan Sache, 20 March 2016


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Flag of Büyükmandıra - Image by Jens Pattke, 27 May 2015

Büyükmandıra (aka Mandira; 3,688 inhabitants in 2011) is located 10 km of Babaeski and 50 km of Kırklareli.

The flag of Büyükmandıra is white with the municipality's emblem in the middle. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".
The emblem of the municipality features two oil wrestlers. Büyükmandıra oil wrestling tournament is the second biggest oil wrest tournament in Turkey after Kirkpinar tournament at Edirne.

Tomislav Šipek & Ivan Sache, 20 March 2016


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Flag of Sinanlı - Image by Jens Pattke, 7 June 2015

The flag of Sinanlı is white with the municipality's emblem in the middle. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".

Tomislav Šipek, 15 May 2013