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Flag of İzmir, two sets of horizontal and vertical version - Images by Tomislav Šipek, 8 December 2017

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Flag of İzmir

The flag of İzmir is blue with the municipality's emblem in white (<photo, A HREF="">photo, photo), or white with the emblem in blue (photo), The emblem features the clock tower, located in the middle of the Town Hall square, offerred in 1900 by the German Emperor Wilhelm II. "Büyükşehir Belediyesi" means "Metropolitan Municipality".

Tomislav Šipek, 8 December 2017

Former flag of İzmir


Former flag of İzmir - Image by Jens Pattke, 18 November 2012

The former flag of İzmir was red with the municipality's former emblem.

Tomislav Šipek, 12 November 2012

Football clubs



Flag of Altınordu, as seen on 21 April 2013 in İzmir - Image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 May 2014

Altınordu, established in 1923, ranks 5th among İzmir's football clubs, and plays currently in the First League. Altınordu was also Turkish basketball champion in 1967.
The flag of Altınordu is vertically divided blue-red-blue-red-blue, with the club's emblem shifted to the top. The emblem displays on a white shield outlined blue and red the blue letter "A" connected with a red letter "O". Inside the "O" appears "1923" in red and, beneath, the blue writing "İzmir". "ALTINORDU" is written in red letters in chief.

Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 May 2014



Flag of Göztepe - Image by Ivan Sache, 8 November 2016

Göztepe (Göztepe Spor Kulübü) was established in 1925 in İzmir, as Göztepe Gençlik Kulübü, a splinter from Altay. The club merged in 1937 with İzmirspor to form Döganspor. Supporters of İzmirspor opposed to the merger formed Ateşspor the next year. In 1939, Döganspor and Ateşspor were renamed as Göztepe and İzmirspor, respectively.
Göztepe played in the top league in 1959-1977, 1978-1980, 1981-1982, 1999–2000, and 2001-2003. The club's main achievements were a 3rd rank in the top league in 1971 and two wins of the Turkish Cup (1969 and 1970). After years of relegation, down to the local amateur division, the club was promoted to the First League in 2011.

The flag of Göztepe (photo) is yellow with the club's emblem in the middle.

Ivan Sache, 8 November 2016



Flag of İzmirspor - Image by Ivan Sache, 9 December 2016

İzmirspor (İzmirspor Külübü Derneği) was established in 1923 in the Eşrefpaşa borough, as Altınay SK. The club adopted its current name on 28 November 1930, following the merger with its local rival, Sakarya Kulübü.
İzmirspor played in the top league for the 1959-1967 (4th in 1959-1960) and 1968-1969 seasons. The club was relegated to the amateur top league in 2010 and has been playing there since then.
The most famous player of the club was the striker Metin Oktay (1936-1991), who played for İzmirspor in 1954-1955 (18 caps, 17 goals) and Galatasaray (1955-1961: 161 caps, 174 goals; 1962-1969; 178 caps, 137 goals). Oktay played 36 matches with the national team (1955-1968, 19 goals).

The flag of İzmirspor (photo, photo, photo, photo, photo) is white with the club's emblem in the center.

Ivan Sache, 9 December 2016

Ege University


Flag of Ege University, as seen on 17 April 2013 at the Selçuk campus - Image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 April 2014

The Ege University (Ege Üniversitesi), established in 1955, is located in İzmir with several branches. It is one of the most important public universities in Turkey, with more than 50,000 students (2011).
The flag of the Ege University is white with the university's emblem in its centre. The emblem displays light blue waves superimposed by a dark blue letter "e". The university's name and foundation year are written in white on the emblem's border.

Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 April 2014