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Flag of Istanbul, three variants - Images by Jaume Ollé, 22 March 2004
The emblem of the town of Istanbul was designed by Metin Edremit, owner of a contest was held 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 Istanbul and their minarets, which constitute a major item in the town's tourism potential, are symbolized as they are seen in the Istanbul skyline. The seven triangles in the middle of the emblem represent the seven hills on which Istanbul was built.
The semi-circular writing below the emblem reads BÜYÜKŞEHIR BELEDIYESI, that is "Metropolitan Municipality".
The emblem is also the logotype of municipality, widely used as it is or on flags. Two variants of the flag are seen in various parts of town. The first variant is the blue version of the red flag whereas the second variant is white with the logotype in blue and horizontal writing.
Onur Özgün, 22 March 2004; information received from the municipality of Istanbul
A photo taken on 31 May 2008 and available on Flickr, shows a fourth variant, red with the municipal emblem but "ISTANBUL" written below the emblem instead of above it.
Another photo, taken on 30 October 2007 and available on Flickr, confirms the design with "ISTANBUL" above the emblem, the flag being displayed vertically.
Ivan Sache, 23 May 2009
Flag of ITICU - Image by Ivan Sache, 4 November 2010
Istanbul Commerce University (İstanbul Ticaret Üniversitesi - ITICU) (website), founded in 2001 by the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce, caters more than 1,100 students. The University is made of the Faculties of Arts and Science, Commercial Sciences, Law, Communication, and Engineering and Design.
The flag of ITICU, as shown on photos taken on 27 December 2009 during
a conference, is golden yellow with the university's emblem in the
The emblem of ITICU is a golden yellow disk outlined in black, with, in the middle, a logo seemingly formed with the letters "I", "T", "C" and "U", placed on four steps, surrounded by the university's name and foundation year, all in black.
Ivan Sache, 4 November 2010