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Giresun (District Municipality, Turkey)

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Flag of Giresun, three versions - Images by Tomislav Šipek, 12 January 2018

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Flag of Giresun

The flag of Giresun is white (photo), or green (photo, photo), with the municipality's emblem . "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".
The emblem features two highly stylized hazelnuts.

Hazelnut is one of the most important nut crops in the world and has its origins in the center of Anatolia. Wild species are found in Anatolia which have provided the source for today's cultivated varieties.
Turkey is the first world hazelnut producer and exporter. In addition, it covers approximately 70% and 82% of the world`s production and export respectively. While Turkey's average in shell production is 350-400 000 t, this value has reached up to 500 000 t in recent years.

"Giresun Quality" hazelnuts are those round-shaped hazelnuts, which grow in Giresun and in certain districts of Trabzon. "Giresun Quality" hazelnuts are the world's highest-quality hazelnuts.
The Hazelnut Sales Cooperatives Union (Fiskobirlik; website) was established in July 1938 by five cooperatives, while the Giresun Hazelnut Exporters Union was established in November 1940. Fiskobirlik also uses an emblem made of three green hazelnuts.

Tomislav Šipek & Ivan Sache, 2 August 2019

Former flag of Giresun


Former flag of Giresun - Image by Jens Pattke, 4 November 2012

The former flag of Giresun (photo) was white with a slightly different emblem.

Tomislav Šipek, 4 November 2012




Flag of Duroğlu - Image by Tomislav Šipek, 23 September 2015

The municipality of Duroğlu (2,919 inhabitants in 2013) is located on river Aksu, 10 km south of Giresun.

The flag of Duroğlu (photo) is white with the municipality's emblem. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".
The emblem of the municipality features a stone arched bridge. Three bridges of that kind are currently under restoration (Çavuşlu Haber, 6 November 2010)

Tomislav Šipek & Ivan Sache, 20 March 2016

Giresun University


Flag of Giresun University - Images by Ivan Sache, 8 December 2017

Giresun University (website) was established in 2006 by Law No. 5,467. The university originates in the Teacher's Training School for Girls, established in 1962 and transformed in 1992 in the Faculty of Education of the Black Sea Technical University.
The university is composed of 13 Faculties, 6 Schools and 12 Vocational Schools.

The flag of the university (photo) is white with the university's emblem.

Ivan Sache, 8 December 2017

Professional boards

Giresun Chamber of Commerce and Industry


Flag of GTSO - Image by Ivan Sache, 2 August 2019

GTSO (website) was founded in 1898 by Hadji Ali Ağazade Mehmet Ali Efendi.
The flag of GTSO (photo) is white with the organization's emblem, which features three green hazelnuts.

Ivan Sache, 2 August 2019

Giresun Commodity Exchange


Flag of GTB - Image by Ivan Sache, 6 August 2019

GTB (website) was established on 30 May 1926 as the Hazelnut Stock Exchange. GTB was inaugurated on 1 August 1926.

The flag of GTB (photo, photo, photo, photo) is white with the organization's emblem.

Ivan Sache, 6 August 2019


Giresunspor (Giresunspor Kulübü), originally established in 1925, was refounded in 1967 as the merger of Yeşiltepespor, Akıngençlikspor, and Beşiktaşspor. The club played in the top league between 1971 and 1977.

The flag of Giresunspor (photo, photo, photo, photo, photo, photo) is white with the club's emblem, counter-coloured (green background and white charges), and the club's name written in green capital letters beneath the emblem.

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Giresunspor supporter's flags - Images by Ivan Sache, 8 November 2016

The club's supporters use horizontally divided flags with the club colours: white-green-white-green-white with the Turkish national flag in canton - covering one stripe (photo), or green-white-green-white-green (photo).

Ivan Sache, 7 November 2016