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Flag of Zeytinburnu, horizontal and vertical version - Images by Tomislav Šipek, 2 December 2017
The municipality of Zeytinburnu (292,407 inhabitants in 2012, 1,208 ha) is located in the European part of İstanbul, on the shore of the Marmara Sea.
Ivan Sache, 16 March 2016
The flag of Zeytinburnu (video), also used vertically (photo) is white with the municipality's emblem. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".
The emblem of the municipality features a branch of olive; Zeytinburnu means "Cape of the Olive Trees" in Turkish.
The fortifications recall the old, circular fortress known to the Greeks as Kyklobion and to the Byzantines as Strongylon. Abandoned after the Fall of Constantinople in 1453, the fortress fell into ruins until eventually suppressed in the 19th century.
Tomislav Šipek & Ivan Sache, 2 December 2017