Last modified: 2017-12-10 by ivan sache
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Flag of Dikili, current and former version - Images by Tomislav Šipek, 10 December 2017
The flag of Dikili (photo) is white with the municipality's emblem. The former flag of Dikili (photo) was white with a slightly different emblem. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".
Tomislav Šipek, 10 December 2017
Flag of Çandarlı - Image by Tomislav Šipek, 27 May 2015
Çandarlı (4,809 inhabitants in 2010) is located 20 km of Dikili and 100 km of İzmir.
The flag of Çandarlı (photo) was white with the municipal emblem. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".
The emblem features the town's landmark, Çandarlı castle.
Çandarlı Castle is situated on the neck of a small peninsula. The first fortifications at this site were probably the city walls of the ancient Greek city of Pitane. A fortification at this site was destroyed and rebuild several times during Greek, Roman and Byzantine times. The oldest stones used in the castle date back to the 2nd century BC.
During the 14th century however, the town of Pitane became property of the Genoese. They built the castle to protect their local interests. In the 15th century the dilapidated castle was rebuilt by Çandarlı Halil Pasha the Younger, an Ottoman grand vizier. He built the castle to protect the teenage Sultan Murad II, who resided in nearby Manisa. Halil Pasha also changed the name of the town to Çandarlı, his family name.
Tomislav Šipek & Ivan Sache, 20 March 2016