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Gemlik (District Municipality, Turkey)

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Flag of Gemlik, horizontal and vertical versions - Images by Tomislav Šipek, 23 January 2018

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Flag of Gemlik

The flag of Gemlik, used either horizontally (photo, photo) or vertically (photo), is white with the municipality's emblem in the middle. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".

Tomislav Šipek, 23 January 2018

Former municipalities



Flag of Umurbey - Image by Jens Pattke, 8 June 2015

The former municipality of Umurbey (3,367 inhabitants in 2000) is located 30 km of Bursa.

The flag of Umurbey was white with the municipal emblem. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".
The emblem features Celal Bayar's mausoleum (photo, photo).

Mahmut Celal Bayar (1883-1986) was Prime Minister of Turkey (1937-1939) and 3rd President of the Republic (1950-1960). In the aftermath of the coup of 27 May 1960, Bayar was sentenced to death in September 1961, as well as Prime Minister Adnan Menderes, Foreign Minister Fatin Rüştü Zorlu, and Finance Minister Hasan Polatkan. Unlike the others, however, Bayar's sentence was commuted to life in prison because he was 78, hence older than the law allowed for execution. He was released on 8 November 1964 for health reasons; the following year, President Cevdet Sunay pardoned his remaining sentence
The death of Celal Bayar sparked controversy over where to bury him. The press reported that he wanted to be buried at Atatürk's mausoleum where Atatürk and Inönü were interred. But that would have required changing the law, which stipulated that only Atatürk and Inönü could be buried in the mausoleum. In the end, Bayar was buried in Umurbey, where he began life.
[G. Harris. Celal Bayar: Conspiratorial Democrat. Pp. 45-64 in M. Heper & S. Sayari (Eds.) Political Leaders and Democracy in Turkey. 2002]

Tomislav Šipek & Ivan Sache, 25 March 2016

Professional boards

Gemlik Chamber of Commerce and Industry


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

GTSO (website) was established in the 1890s, just after the foundation of the Agriculture and Industry Chamber of Hudavendigar (Bursa) Province. The founders of the chamber were Konstantin Pençileri and Ali Galip Bey. GTSO was re-established in 1925.
Industrialization of Gemlik started in 1938 with the establishment of the Suni İpek Factory and the modernization of the olive oil workshops. In 1984 The Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Orhangazi and İznik separated from GTSO.

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

Ivan Sache, 2 August 2019

Gemlik Commodity Exchange


Flag of the Gemlik Commodity Exchange - Image by Ivan Sache, 6 August 2019

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

Ivan Sache, 6 August 2019

Gemlik Sailing Club


Burgee of GYK - Image by Ivan Sache, 12 May 2012

The burgee of Gemlik Sailing Club (website) is white with two red triangles placed along the hoist and a red letter "G" in the middle of the white part.

Ivan Sache, 12 May 2012