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Adıyaman (District Municipality, Turkey)

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Flag of Adıyaman, current and former versions - Images by Jens Pattke, 12 February 2013, and Tomislav Šipek, 27 March 2015, respectively


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Flag of Adıyaman

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

The two emblems features a triangle representing Mount Nemrut (Nemrut Dağ). Nemrut Dağ (2,134 m) was inscribed in 1987 on UNESCO's World Heritage List; with the following notice:

Crowning one of the highest peaks of the Eastern Taurus mountain range in south-east Turkey, Nemrut Dağ is the Hierotheseion (temple-tomb and house of the gods) built by the late Hellenistic King Antiochos I of Commagene (69-34 B.C.) as a monument to himself.
The Hierotheseion of Antiochos I is one of the most ambitious constructions of the Hellenistic period. Its complex design and colossal scale combined to create a project unequalled in the ancient world. A highly developed technology was used to build the colossal statues and orthostats (stelae), the equal of which has not been found anywhere else for this period. The syncretism of its pantheon and the lineage of its kings, which can be traced back through two sets of legends, Greek and Persian, is evidence of the dual origin of this kingdom's culture.

The first emblem features the Roman bridge erected over river Cendere.
The Roman bridge at Cendere was built in the last years of the second century, after the emperor Septimius Severus had defeated the Parthians, had captured Ctesiphon, and had added Mesopotamia to the Roman Empire. The old line of defense works along the Upper Euphrates was no longer necessary. The area was reorganized and the river Chabinas (the modern Cendere Suyu) was bridged by soldiers of the Sixteenth Legion Flavia Firma.
The construction was 118 meters long and is part of the road to Nemrud Daği. On each of the two bridgeheads were two pillars with a statue, dedicated to the emperor, to his wife Julia Domna, and to their sons Caracalla and Geta. (When the latter was murdered, his statue was removed and his name erased from the inscriptions.)
[Livius website]

Tomislav Šipek & Ivan Sache, 14 June 2017


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Yaylakonak

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Flag of Yaylakonak - Image by Tomislav Šipek, 25 September 2017

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

Tomislav Šipek, 25 September 2017


Adıyaman University

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Flag of ADYÜ, current and former versions - Images by Ivan Sache, 14 June 2017

Adıyaman University (Adıyaman Üniversitesi - ADYÜ; website) was established on 17 March 2006, as the merger of units originating from three different universities:
- Adıyaman Vocational High School (1983) - İnönü University;
- School of Health (1996), Faculty of Science and Letters (1998), and Faculty of Education - Gaziantep University;
- Besni Vocational High School (1997), Adıyaman Faculty of Vocational and Technical Education (2003), Kahta Vocational High School (1997) - Harran University;
The today's university encompasses 12 Faculties, 3 Institutes, 6 Vocational Schools and 3 Schools.

The flag of ADYÜ (photo, photo, photos, photo, photo) is white with the university's emblem.

The emblem of ADYÜ was adopted in 2015, during the preparation of the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the university. It features three elements:
- a crescent;
- an Adıyaman tulip;
- water drops.
The emblam is simple, universal and harmonious, representing the place, the country, and science.
The crescent is a symbol of independence and freedom, as a guide through darkness. It is also a symbol of knowledge, lore, virtue, justice and love. The position of the crescent (upwards and tilted at 45 degrees) is a sign of continuous development and ascension. The Adıyaman tulip is an endemic plant representing the region. It is also rich in historical representations. The emblem features two tulips made of water drops.
The water drops recall the past of the region and town, which were settled by water civilizations.
As a whole, the emblem represents the merging of virtues and cultures; the different shades of blue represent coexistence in the past and present.
[ADYÜ website]

The Adıyaman tulip (internationally known as Persian lily or Persian bells), Fritillaria persica L., grows natively over a large range: from southern Turkey to western Iran, and as far south as Israel and Jordan. The Adıyaman cultivar (horticultural variety derived from a local wild plant) is prized by gardeners for its purple bell-shaped flowers.
[The Plant Expert, Royal Horticultural Society]

Four similar logos, created by professional designers, were submitted to the public from 12 to 16 October 2015. Proposal No. 1 was eventually adopted as the new logo of the university. Proposals No. 2, 3 and 4 all have the crescent pointing upwards. Proposal No. 2 features only one tulip, pointing upwards, while proposal No. 4 features the same tulip, smaller in size and pointing downwards. Proposal No. 3 features the same tulip as proposal No. 1.
[Milliyet, 13 October 2015
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The first flag of ADYÜ (photo, photo) was white with the university's first emblem.
The emblames features, on a grey disk, a triangle representing Mount Nemrut (Nemrut Dağ).

Ivan Sache, 14 June 2017