Last modified: 2002-07-20 by ivan sache
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by Onur Özgün
The party flag shows a white horse with its front feet rised on a red field. The above image was redrawn after the party website.
The symbol of the horse without a saddle belongs to the DYP forerunner, Adalet Partisi. When DYP was established in 1983, it adopted a similar emblem showing a jumping horse with a rider (all white on red). DYP adopted the present emblem during the party congress hold on 19 December1992 when it officially merged with re-created Adalet Partisi in 1992. As for symbolism, I was told in 1990 that the horse is a national animal of the Turks and recalls traditionalism of the party supported mainly by both small farmers and big landlords. Its leader Demirel was then very often presented as the "Farmers' Prime Minister" very often.
Onur Özgün & Jaroslav Martykan, 9 August 2001