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Karaman (District Municipality, Turkey)

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Flag of Karaman - Image by Jens Pattke, 3 November 2012

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Flag of Karaman

The flag of Karaman (photo) is white with the municipality's emblem. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".

Tomislav Šipek, 23 October 2012

Karamanoğlu Mehmetbay University


Flag of KMÜ - Image by Ivan Sache, 13 January 2018

KMÜ (website), established in Karaman on 29 May 2007, is composed of 7 Faculties, 1 College, 5 Vocational Schools and 2 Institutes.

KMÜ is named for Mehmet I of Karaman (d. 1280) the third and greatest ruler of the Karamanid dynasty.
Mehmet gathered all Turkmen clans from Taurus around him. He defeated the Seljuk and Mongol forces, capturing Konya. Mehmet was the first ruler to establish Turkish as a state language, in a firman (Decree) dated 12 May 1277, he stated: ”Starting from today, in dervish convents, in councils, in the palace, in parliament and in squares, no language other than Turkish shall be allowed”.

The flag of KMÜ (photo, photo, photo, photo, photo, photo, photo, photo) is white with the university's emblem.
The emblem features 16 firman, recalling Mehmet's Decree establishing Turkish as an official state language and representing the 16 Turkish Great Empires grouped together to form a sun that lights the 16 states, as a symbol of the Turkish language.
Blue is a symbol of simplicity, dignity and trust, while yellow is a symbol of positivism and informative light.
[KMÜ website]

Ivan Sache, 13 January 2018

Karaman Chamber of Commerce and Industry


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

KTSO (website) was established in 1926. After 10 years of service, it was incorporated to the Konya Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In 1949, it was re-established at the initiative of merchants and industrialists.

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

Ivan Sache, 2 August 2019