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image by Tomislav ipek, 17 September 2021
The new flag of Bingöl can be seen at https://tr.sputniknews.com/20210801/bingol-belediye-baskani-erdal-arikan-koronaviruse-yakalandi-1045118112.html
It depicts a logo on a white field with an eagle flying before a mountain.
Tomislav ipek, 17 September 2021
Bingöl was originally known as Cebel-cur, "the flowing mountain",
subsequently as Çapakçur, "flowing freshwater". According to Evliya Çelebiye,
Alexander the Great drank this water, which healed his body, and, subsequently
ordered to build a castle there. The place was later renamed to Mingöl ("Lake
region", "Thousand lakes") and eventually to Bingöl.
The new logo of Bingöl, unveiled in June 2020, features an eagle, mountains and the sun.
The former logo, featuring a shepherd on a rainbow background, used for more than 40 years, was deemed no longer representative of the town's culture.
The eagle refers to Bingöl's popular culture and brave people; the Bingöl's mountains are evoked in folkloric songs.
Sabah, 19 June 2020
Ivan Sache, 17 September 2021
image by Jens Pattke, 2 December 2012
The flag of Bingöl (photo) is white with the municipality's emblem. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".
Tomislav Šipek, 28 November 2012
Flag of Ilıcalar - Image by Tomislav Šipek, 7 November 2017
The flag of Ilıcalar (photo) is white with the municipality's emblem. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".
Tomislav Šipek, 7 November 2017
Flag of Sancak - Image by Tomislav Šipek, 7 November 2017
The municipality of Sancak (2,648 inhabitants in 2011) is located 50 km north of Bingöl.
The flag of Sancak (photo) is white with the municipality's emblem. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".
The emblem shows a red map of Turkey with a Turkish flag planted on the location of Sancak. This makes the flag canting since sancak means "a banner" in Turkish; al sancak, "the banner", is one of the nicknmes of the Turkish flag.
Tomislav Šipek & Ivan Sache, 8 November 2017
Flag of Bingöl University - Image by Ivan Sache, 29 June 2017
Bingöl University (Bingöl Üniversitesi; website) was established in 2007. The university is made of 8 Faculties, 5 Vocational Schools and 4 Institutes.
The flag of the university (photo) is white with the university's emblem.
Ivan Sache, 29 June 2017
Flag of BTSO - Image by Ivan Sache, 15 November 2017
The flag of BTSO (photo, photo, photo, photo, photo, photo, photo, photo, photo) is white with the organization's logo.
Ivan Sache, 15 November 2017