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Pasinler (District Municipality, Turkey)

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Flag of Pasinler, current and former version - Images by Tomislav Šipek, 11 May 2015


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Presentation of Pasinler

The municipality of Pasinler (33,267 inhabitants in 2008, 14,762 in the town proper; 12,570 ha) is located in the center of the Erzurum province.

Ivan Sache, 9 March 2016


Flag of Pasinler

The flag of Pasinler (photo) is white with the municipality's emblem. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality". The former flag of Pasinler (photo) was white with the municipality's emblem. "Türkiye Cumhuriyeti" means "Republic of Turkey".
The emblem of the municipality features Hasankale castle lying on a hill above the town of Pasinler.

Quoting the Castles.nl website:

The first fortification at this site was built during the 9th century BC by the Urartians. In 1048, during the 'Hasankale War' between the Seljuqs and Byzantines, a castle at this site was taken by the Seljuq commander Ibrahim Yinal. The castle we see today was built in 1339 by Hasan Bey, son of an Ilkhanate king named Togay. The castle is named after the Ak Koyunlu king Uzun Hassan, who reigned during the 15th century. The inner castle of Hasankale Castle has a polygonal triangular plan and was protected by two outer walls. The walls and gate of the inner castle were built out of cut and rubble stones. In the inner castle no buildings have survived. In addition to the main gate to the inner castle, in the western wall, there is a postern near the south eastern wall. It is said that there was a secret path leading from this postern to the river below.

Tomislav Šipek & Ivan Sache, 9 March 2016