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İpekyolu (District Municipality, Turkey)

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Flag of İpekyolu - Image by Tomislav Šipek, 10 November 2018


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Flag of İpekyolu

The flag of İpekyolu (photo, photo) is white with the municipality's emblem. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".
─░pekyolu means "Silk road" in Turkish, referring to the strategic location of Van on this main route of trade and communication. On the flag, the motto reads "The east-to-west long road", an other, straightforward reference to the Silk Road (aka the Long Road in Turkish), which is also represented on the emblem.

Tomislav Šipek & Ivan Sache, 25 July 2019


Former flag of İpekyolu

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Former flag of İpekyolu, three versions - Images by Tomislav Šipek, 25 July 2019

The former district municipality of Van was split in 2014 into the two district municipalities of İpekyolu and Tuşba.
The former flag of İpekyolu (photo, photo) was white with the municipality's emblem. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality". The first flag of İpekyolu (photo) was similar, but with the name of the municipality both in Turkish and Kurdish. "Şaredarîya Rêya Armûşê" means "İpekyolu Municipality" in Kurdish. The flag was also used with a slightly different emblem (photo).

The emblem features the sun, lake Van, two lions and a rug.
The sun represents freedom, light and the future.
The lion, a common element in the Hurrian, Urartian and Armenian iconography, represents power, nobility and justice.
The rug, representing the local tradition, culture and art, bears a motif believed to be the antidote to scorpion's venom and repelling evils.
The colors of the emblem represent the soil fertility and lightness.
[Milliyet, 9 August 2014]

Tomislav Šipek & Ivan Sache, 25 July 2019


Former district municipality of Van

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Flag of Van - Image by Jens Pattke, 13 October 2012

The former flag of Van (photo) was white with the municipality's emblem in the middle. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".

Tomislav Šipek, 10 October 2012