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Gaziantep (Metropolitan Municipality, Turkey)

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Flag of Gaziantep, three versions - Images by Tomislav Šipek, 18 October 2017


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Flag of Gaziantep

The flag of Gaziantep is white (photo, photo) or red (photo) with the municipality's emblem, in black or white, respectively. "Büyükşehir Belediyesi" means "Metropolitan municipality".

Tomislav Šipek, 18 October 2017


Former flag of Gaziantep

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Former flag of Gaziantep - Image by Jens Pattke, 4 October 2012

The former flag of Gaziantep (photo) was red with the municipality's former emblem, in white.

Tomislav Šipek, 24 February 2015


Football clubs

Gazantiepspor

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Flag of Gazantiepspor - Image by Ivan Sache, 8 March 2016

Gaziantepspor (Gaziantepspor Kulübü) was formed in 1969 under guidance of the then city major Abdulkadir Batur. Batur organized a meeting among 58 of the cities most influential members to discuss laying the foundations for a sports club in the city. The group met repeatedly and founded the club in the same year, electing Beşir Bayram as Gaziantepspor’s first chairman.
After spending most of their history in the lower divisions Gaziantepspor achieved promotion to the Turkish Super League in 1990 and have remained their ever since. The club have been growing in size and stature at a steady pace, finishing 3rd in the 1999–2000, 2000–2001 seasons and 4th in 2002-03, 2003-04, 2010-2011.
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The official flag of Gaziantepspor (photo, photo) is white with the club's emblem in the middle.
Gaziantepspor’s emblem (description) represents the cities landmarks. Gaziantep castle is symbolized by the outline of the logo. Above the Gaziantep banner lies the martyr's memorial, the checkered background represents the cities treat to the world, the famous dessert Baklava. In the foreground is a falcon which is the club's nickname as well as the name of one of the city's heroes, Şahinbey.

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Flags of Gaziantepspor's supporters - Images by Ivan Sache, 8 March 2016

The club's supporters used square flags quartered black and red (photo), the club's colours (description).
Gazi in Turkish means "a war veteran". Antep was legally renamed Gaziantep in 1921 meaning “Victorious Antep", a title the city was awarded for the inhabitants' valiant war efforts fighting off invading forces in First World War. The founding members chose the club's colours to represent this. Black is in commemoration of the fallen martyrs who died protecting the city during the war, while red represents the blood shed by the town's heroes who died during the conflict.

Ivan Sache, 8 March 2016


Gazantiep BB

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Flag of Gazantiepspor - Image by Ivan Sache, 5 June 2017

Gaziantep BB (Gaziantep Büyükşehir Belediyespor Kulubü) was established in 1988 by the municipality of Gaziantep. The club played in the First League for the 1997-2001 seasons. Relegated, it won the Second League the next season and was reincorporated to the First League, in which it has been playing since then.

The flag of Gaziantep BB (photo, photo) is white with the club's emblem.

Ivan Sache, 5 June 2017