Last modified: 2017-10-15 by ivan sache
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Flag of Karaman - Image by Jens Pattke, 3 November 2012
The flag of Karaman (photo) is white with the municipality's emblem in the middle. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".
Tomislav Šipek, 23 October 2012
Flag of KMÜ - Image by Ivan Sache, 13 June 2017
Karamanoğlu Mehmetbay University (Karamanoğlu Mehmetbey Üniversitesi
- KMÜ) was established in 2007 in Karaman.
KMÜ is named for Mehmed Bey of Karaman, the third bey of the Turkmen Karamanid dynasty. The Karamanid beylik emerged around 1250 and was eventually incorporated to the Ottoman Empire in 1483. In 1276/1277, Mehmed Bay defeated Mongol and Seljuk armies, seizing Konya on 12 May 1277. Mehmed was killed in 1277/1278 in a skirmish with a Mongol column.
According to the linguist Agop Martayan Dilaçar (1895-1979), Mehmed Bay ordered by a firman dated 13/15 May 1277 that "from that day forward, in the council, in the dervish lodge, in the court, in the assembly, in the square, no language but Turkish should be spoken".
Ivan Sache, 13 June 2017