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Flags of İstanbul - Images by Tomislav Šipek, 9 April 2015
The flag of İstanbul (photo, 31 May 2008) potentially exists in three colours, red, blue, and white, in three different designs all featuring the emblem of the town:
- beneath the emblem, "İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi", on three lines, "Büyükşehir" in bigger letters.
- beneath the emblem, "İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi" (semi-circular);
- above the emblem, "İstanbul" (horizontal), beneath the emblem, "Büyükşehir Belediyesi" (semi-circular);
All the writings are in capital letters. "Büyükşehir Belediyesi" means "Metropolitan Municipality".
The emblem of the town of İstanbul was designed by Metin Edremit, winner of a contest organized by the municipal administration in 1969.
The lower part of the emblem shows the Bosphorus, which separates the town into two parts and combines two continents (Europe and Asia). The city walls of the historical town are shown on each side. The famous mosques of İstanbul and their minarets, which constitute a major item in the town's tourism potential, are symbolized as they are seen in the İstanbul skyline. The seven triangles in the middle of the emblem represent the seven hills on which Istanbul was built.
[Information kindly provided by the Municipality of İstanbul]
Onur Özgün & Ivan Sache, 23 May 2009
Vertical flag of İstanbul
Vertical flags of İstanbul - Images by Tomislav Šipek, 9 April 2015
The flag is also used vertically (photo, 30 October 2007).
Ivan Sache, 23 May 2009
Flag of İSKİ - Image by Tomislav Šipek, 28 January 2018
The flag of İSKİ (photo, photo, photo) is white with the administration's logo.
Tomislav Šipek, 28 January 2018
İstanbul Chamber of Commerce
Flag of İTO, two versions - Images by Ivan Sache, 29 September 2019
İTO was founded in 1882; with 98 professional committees and about 300 thousand members, İTO is one of the largest chambers of commerce in the world. The chamber operates in the following areas: international relations and foreign trade; exhibition and fair activities; tourism; information and publishing; industry and domestic trade; trade register and registration of enterprises, statistics.
The flag of İTO (photo)
photo) is white with the chamber's emblem.
İTO also uses a flag with the emblem in brown and the chamber's name and foundation year at its right (photo, photo).
The emblem, unveiled on 21 January 2013, is based on the Ahilik tradition, which was established during the Seljuk period. The octagon refers to traditional Seljuk iconography. Its end points represent eight concepts. The turquoise color was selected as a symbol of globality and Turkey.
The emblem is represented in three dimensions, to highlight the three pillars of İTO:
- providing all the legal services provided by Law;
- putting forwards works that take further;
- defending projects with social responsibility.
[Hürriyet, 22 January 2013]
Ivan Sache, 29 September 2019
İstanbul Chamber of Industry
Flag of İSO - Image by Ivan Sache, 15 May 2018
İSO (website) was inaugurated on 30 May 1952. By the end of 1963, İSO had reached 2,365 members. Today, with a roster of over 17,000 members, the organization is Turkey's oldest and largest industrial chamber.
The flag of İSO (photo, photo, photo, photo, photo, photo) is white with the organization's logo.
Ivan Sache, 15 May 2018
İstanbul Commodity Exchange
Flag of İSTİB - Image by Ivan Sache, 5 September 2019
The establishment of İSTİB (photo) was envisaged for the first time in 1880. However, this establishment could not have been realized for a long time due to some problems. At that time, the foundation of a commodity exchange had been entrusted to the İstanbul Chamber of Commerce. The legal procedure was supplied with the Regulation of Commodity Exchanges in 1886.
Hence, the establishment of the commodity exchange has been retarded. That delay was probably caused by the unwillingness of merchants in İstanbul to join that kind of institution which imposes some regulations which force them to make trade by following determined procedures and tariffs. Because of all these factors and the wars occurred at the time of the events, commodity exchange could not have been established at the period of Ottoman Empire. With the proclamation of the Republic in Turkey, the subject had come to the agenda again by the proposition of some members of Parliament. The İstanbul Cereals and Commodity Exchange was legally established on 19 October 1924.
Instantly, since there was not a laboratory to inspect the crops, the
construction of a new building started in May 1926. Cereals, pulse and
oilseeds were inspected and published on boards. The İstanbul Livestock
Exchange was opened separately from the commodity exchange on 13
February 1929 although the İstanbul Commodity Exchange had been very
active in its establishment. That error was corrected with Law No. 4355 -
Law on Chambers and Commodity Exchanges - which came into force in 1943
and İstanbul Livestock Exchange which had been operating in
Karaagaç, was abolished. All documentation was transferred to İSTİB by October 1943.
The name of "Animal Exchange" was changed as "The Agency of Butchery Affairs". In 1988, with the Haliç Cleaning and Redeveloppement Project, it was decided to move this slaughterhouse to Tuzla / Aydınköy. The İstanbul Commodity Exchange Livestock Establishment was opened at Tuzla / Aydınköy on 26 January 1989.
The flag of İSTİB (photo, photo photo) is white with the organization's emblem, writing excluded.
Ivan Sache, 5 September 2019
İstanbul Young Entrepreneurs' Association
Flag of İSGİD - Image by Ivan Sache, 26 March 2019
The flag (photo) of the İstanbul Young Entrepreneurs' Association (İstanbul Genç Girişimciler Derneği - İSGİD) is white with the association's emblem.
Ivan Sache, 26 March 2019
İstanbul Bar Association
Flag of the İstanbul Bar Association - Image by Ivan Sache, 12 April 2019
The İstanbul Bar Association, established on 5 April 1878
by 63 attorneys-in-law, counts now some 29,000 members, being one of the
world's biggest bar associations.
The flag of the association (photo, photo) is white with the association's emblem.
Ivan Sache, 12 April 2019
İstanbul Tailors' Chamber
Flag of the İstanbul Tailors' Chamber - Image by Ivan Sache, 14 November 2019
The İstanbul Tailors' Chamber (website) was established in 1968 by Mehmet Taşpinar, as the Istanbul Tailors' Association (Istanbul Umum Kadın ve Erkek Terziler Derneği). The Chamber status was granted in 1983.
The flag of the İstanbul Tailors' Chamber (photo, photo, photo, photo, photo) is white with the chamber's emblem.
Ivan Sache, 14 November 2019
İstanbul Anatolian Side Organized Industrial Zone
Flag of İAYOSB - Image by Ivan Sache, 8 November 2019
İAYOSB (website) was established on 13 October 2000 as the Tuzla Mermerciler Organized Industrial Zone (Tuzla Mermerciler Organize Sanayi Bölgesi - TMOSB), to be renamed to İAYOSB on 18 October 2011.
The flag of İAYOSB (photo, photo, photo, photo) is white with the zone's emblem.
Ivan Sache, 8 November 2019
İstanbul Tuzla Organized Industrial Zone
Flag of İTOSB - Image by Ivan Sache, 8 November 2019
İTOSB (website) was established on 16 November 2000.
The flag of İTOSB (photo, photo, photo) is white with the zone's emblem.
Ivan Sache, 8 November 2019