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Denizli Province (Turkey)

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[Flag] image by Tomislav Šipek, 29 August 2021

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Flag of Denizli Province

The new flag of Denizli Province is white with logo.
Tomislav Šipek, 29 August 2021

The first provincial logo was designed in 2012 upon request of Governor Abdülkadir Demir, appointed in 2011. The logo was soon criticized for having been inspired by the logo of the Gendarmerie General Command and for featuring a "post-modern" rooster and an average, flat representation of Pammukale travertines.

The next governor, Şükrü Kocatepe, had the new logo designed in the first month of his office; first used on 16 October 2014, the new logo has a more complex design featuring architectural elements representing Denizli's ancient historical cities, a more realistic representation of Pammukale travertines but the very same "post-modern" rooster.

A new logo was designed in 2017 upon request of Governor Ahmet Altıparmak, featuring a realistic representation of the rooster, in white, omitting the architectural elements and adding "1923", the year of proclamation of the republic, in base.
Denizli Güncel, 12 May 2017,
Pammukale Haber, 25 May 2017

For whatever reason, the newest logo is no longer used - provided it has ever been. The province's official website shows the logo adopted in 2014.

The photo showing the flag is not dated. We may expect the flag to be replaced, or to have been replaced, by a flag with a logo based on the "generic" model (see recently posted flags of Ankara, Bolu and Bursa provinces).
Ivan Sache, 29 August 2021

Previous flag of Denizli Province

[Flag] image by Jens Pattke, 17 October 2012

The flag of Denizli Province (photo) is white with the province's emblem in the middle. "T.C." stands for "Türkiye Cumhuriyeti", "Republic of Turkey"; "Valiliği" means "Governorate".
The emblem of the municipality features the Denizli chicken (presentation), also represented on the emblem of the Metropolitan Municipality of Denizli.
The Denizli chicken is classified by the Poultry Club among the "Rare Long Crowers". Chicken breeding appears to be quite ancient in Denizli; excavations performed in 2003 in the old town of Laodicea yielded a marble relief, 900 years old, featuring a fighting rooster crowned with a palm (Hürriyet Daily News, 18 May 2013).

Tomislav Šipek & Ivan Sache, 17 October 2013

Denizli Provincial Directorate of National Education


Flag of the Denizli Provincial Directorate of National Education - Image by Ivan Sache, 6 April 2019

The flag of the Denizli Provincial Directorate of National Education (photo) is white with the directorate's emblem.

Ivan Sache, 6 April 2019