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Yıldırım (District Municipality, Turkey)

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Flag of Yıldırım, current and former version - Imagse by Tomislav Šipek, 3 April 2015, and Jens Pattke, 27 April 2013, respectively

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Presentation of Yıldırım

The municipality of Yıldırım (631,482 inhabitants in 2012, 629,961 in the town proper; 6,435 ha) is part of the town of Bursa. Yıldırım is named for Sultan Bayezid I (1360-1403) nicknamed Yıldırım (The Lightning).

Ivan Sache, 16 March 2016

Flag of Yıldırım

The flag of Yıldırım (photo) is white with the municipality's emblem in the middle. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality". The former flag of Yıldırım (photo), was white with the municipality's former emblem in the middle.
The emblem of the municipality features the Green Mosque (Yesil Camii) of Bursa.

Quoting the ArchNet website:

The mosque for the Complex of Mehmet I was built between 1419 and 1421 by architect Haci Ivaz Pasa. The building went under extensive renovation following the earthquake in 1855, led by architect Parveillée. The mosque is based on a reverse T-plan with a vestibule at entrance leading to a central hall flanked by eyvans on the east and west and a larger eyvan with mihrab niche on the south. Two small eyvans flank the entryway above which the royal box (hünkar mahfili) is located. There are four rooms with fireplaces (ocak) to the north and south of side eyvans accessed through the vestibule and the central hall respectively. Stairs on both sides of the vestibule lead to the upper floor where the royal lodge and two adjacent rooms for the royal women are located. Here, a passage opens to the balconies on the northern façade where the minaret steps begin. A portico was designed but never built.
The mosque is built out of sandstone and clad with marble panels, a majority of which was replaced in the nineteenth century. Flower designs and scriptures carved in marble frame the entry and the windows, with a different design featured in tympana of every window. The grand entrance and the mihrab niches on the northern façade are crowned with marble stalactite half-domes. The two minarets are later additions to the building; they have been fitted with stone spires carved in the baroque manner at the time of renovation.

Tomislav Šipek & Ivan Sache, 16 March 2016