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Turkey: Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications

Ulaştırma, Denizcilik ve Haberleşme Bakanlığı

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Flag of the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications - Image by Tomislav Šipek, 5 October 2015


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Flag of the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications

The flag of the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications (photo) is white with the ministry's emblem in the middle.
The emblem of the ministry can be on motorways bridges, at airports and offices of harbour captains. It is surrounded by a black ring. The emblem displays on a white field a "globe" formed by three blue meridians and five parallels, four of them blue. The 2nd parallel from below is a red crescent being some kind of "equator". At the fly end of the 2nd parallel from above is a lying red five-pointed star. The star and crescent represent the Turkish Republic. "T.C." stands for "Türkiye Cumhuriyeti", "Republic of Turkey".

Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 April 2014


Directorate General of Civil Aviation

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Flag of SHGM, current and former versions - Images by Tomislav Šipek, 7 October 2015

The flag of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (Sivil Havacılık Genel Müdürlüğü - SHGM) (photo) is white with the directorate's emblem in the middle.
The former flag of the Directorate (photo, photo) was white with the directorate's former emblem in the middle.

Tomislav Šipek, 7 October 2015


Directorate General of Highways

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Flag of TCK, two versions - Images by Tomislav Šipek, 6 October 2015

The flag of the Directorate General of Highways (Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Karayolları Genel Müdürlüğü - TCK) is orange with a black ring in the middle, inscribing a black image of a stilyzed highway bridge, as shwon on traffic signs. The horizontal bar of the bridge is superimposed by the white, serifed inscription "TCK" (photo), or "KGM" (image).

Klaus-Michael Schneider & Tomislav Šipek, 6 October 2015


Organization of Post and Telegraph

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Flag of PTT - Image by Tomislav Šipek, 6 October 2015

The Ministry of Posts, established in 1840, and the Directorate of Telegraph, established in 1855, merged in 1871 to form the PTT (Posta ve Telgraf Teşkilatı, website). Transformed into a State Economic Enterprise in 1954, the PTT was made a State Economic Establishment by Decree-Law No. 233, adopted in 1984. On 18 June 1994 the Directorate General of the PTT was restructured again and split into the Directorate General of Posts and Turk Telecom Cooperation. The Directorate General of Post began an independent service on 24 April 1995.

The flag of PTT (photo) is yellow with the blue inscription "Ptt", slightly shifted to bottom and fly. Above the inscription are placed a blue horn, symbolizing mail service, and a red flash symbolizing telegraph.

Klaus-Michael Schneider & Tomislav Šipek, 6 October 2015

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Post flag at sea - Image by Željko Heimer, 18 April 2003

Flaggenbuch (1939) [neu92] shows the flag of the post service used at sea as rectangular, red with "POSTA" in big white letters. This flag is probably no longer in use today.

Željko Heimer, 18 April 2003


Directorate General of State Airports Authority

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Flag of DHMI - Photo by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 April 2013 - Image by Tomislav Šipek, 7 October 2015

The flag of DHMI (photo) is celestial blue with the directorate's emblem in the middle. The emblem shows a hand or glove and an aeroplane above the hand. The whole is superimposing a blue annulet inscribed with the name of the organization.

Klaus-Michael Schneider & Tomislav Šipek, 7 October 2015


Turkish State Railways

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Flag of the Turkish State Railways - Image by Tomislav Šipek, 6 October 2015

The Turkish Republic, established in 1923, acquired on 22 April 1924 the Anatolian Railways (CFOA) by Decree-Law No. 506. On 24 May 1924 the CFOA was put under the control of the Directorate General Anadolu - Bağdat Demiryolları, the predecessor of the TCDD.
The TCDD (Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Devlet Demiryolları) was established on 23 May 1927. On 1 January 1937, it overtook the Compagnie des Chemins de fer Orientaux and since then controls the whole Turkish railway network. Nowadays the net is divided in three parts, the European branch lines, the Central Anatolian branch lines and a connection with Iran beginning on the east bank of Lake Van.

The flag of the TCDD (photo, photo) is white with the company's emblem in the middle.
The emblem of the TCDD is made of a blue winged wheel, superimposed by a red lying crescent. Above all is a red five-pointed star pointing downwards, to the crescent. The crescent and the star represent the Turkish Republic. The winged wheel is the classical railway symbol. Beneath the logo is a blue, unserifed inscription in Italics: "TCDD".

Klaus-Michael Schneider & Tomislav Šipek, 6 October 2015