İZMİR PROVINCIAL DIRECTORATE OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

BAYRAKLI

WHERE DOES THE  NAME BAYRAKLI COME FROM ?

The first of the myths of Bayraklı is narrated; Relations with Turkish pirates who chose the West Anatolian coasts as human resources. It is tried to attract volunteer soldiers by coming to İzmir and opening flags. Since the flags are opened at the location of Bayraklı today and the volunteers are written there, the name of the region remains Bayraklı over the years.

 

According to the second rumor; XIX. The robbers who robbed the merchant caravans passing through the region in the 16th century, but who only took the goods that did not hurt anyone, hung a flag on the mound where Tantalos's grave was after the robbery. This flag is called these robbery “Flag Bandit”. The name of the region remains "Bayraklı" by breaking this phrase.

 

In the third legend; 7 Turkish warriors with flagged hands collide with enemy soldiers in Laf Creek, where Turks settle around Izmir, and one of them was martyred there. The name of this flag event starts to be known as "Bayraklı".

 

In some sources, it is said that the name of the district comes from the tribe named "Bayraklı".

 

GEOGRAPHICAL POSITION:

Bayraklı, one of the 11 districts that make up the Izmir metropolis; It is located on the İzmir-Çanakkale asphalt in the city center of Izmir, in the northeast corner of the Izmir Bay. Including the southern slopes of the Yamanlar mountain group, Bayraklı has Bornova District in the east, İzmir Bay and Karşıyaka District in the west, Karşıyaka and Bornova Districts in the north, İzmir Gulf and Konak District in the south. The area of the district is approximately 3700 hectares. There are 1 municipality (Bayraklı Municipality) organization, 1 village and 23 neighborhoods in the district.

 

HISTORICAL PLACES OF BAYRAKLI:

Smyrna Ancient City and Tepekule Mound:

Smyrna is located on the mound in İzmir Bayraklı. It is a small peninsula surrounded by the sea, west and south in antiquity. Bayraklı Mound, with a surface area of about 100 decares, is a small hill built on a flat. Smyrna City spreads over a wide area towards the plain through this hillock.

The first scientific studies on Bayraklı Mound Ord. Professor Dr. Ekrem Akurgal and Prof. Dr. It was held by John M. Cook between 1948-1951 with a delegation of British Turkish members. Studies conducted since 1948 BC. Smyrna, which was established as an Aiol city in the 11th century, especially BC. It shows that a major breakthrough in architecture took place between 700-550. Although the Lydian attacks (600 BC) after Gyges' ascension (680 BC) and especially during the time of Alyattes showed that the Lydians were always dangerous for Smyrna, Smyrna experienced its brightest period in these processes. Smyrna is an ideal city example for the Archaic Period in Western Anatolia with its wall surrounding the city, its multi-roomed, en-suite houses, its holy structure, its public service fountain and its geometric textured city plan. The houses that appear in Bayraklı finds are usually single-roomed, the lower parts of the walls are made of stone, the upper parts are made of mudbrick and the ceilings are made of wood. Each of the houses is 60cm as a requirement of protection from moisture and property. was established at distances. In almost every home, large jars were used for bathing water and pouring water. The city walls show superior craftsmanship.