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Türkiye’s | Turkey’s 2022 stamps

Written by catpaw

December 30, 2021
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It’s time for a look at Turkey’s 2022 stamps. I discovered a lot about Turkey last year, by way of researching their 2021 stamp program. A couple of gems popped up that gave me a fresh appreciation of Turkey’s history and art. The best of last year was definitely Paintings of Our Turkish Painters featuring Turkish artist Devrim Erbil.

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The only disappointing thing about the Turkish stamp program is the lack of information on designers. I’m still scouring the internet looking for details, but so far no luck.

This year is already exciting. I’ve plunked in some details ahead of the stamps releases, in hopes you become as excited as I am about the topics. So far they include the popular EUROPA and EUROMED competitions. This year’s EUROPA covers myths and legends and EUROMED is underwater archaeology. Turkey will also issue a stamp for the 2022 Qatar FIFA championship and another COVID issue along with a number of important centenaries.

A good year coming up and I’m looking forward to seeing the designs.


January

Nostalgic Means of Transportation

DAMGA

Nostalgic means of transportation

Nostalgic means of transportation FDC

TABAKA-2 ÇİZGİLİ TABAKA-1 ÇİZGİLİ

TABAKA-3 ÇİZGİLİ TABAKA-4 ÇİZGİLİ

4 stamps, FDC, cancel, 4 sheets of 9
digital

  • AFC Brill TC-44 Trolleybus
  • MAN Electric Tramway Motor Car
  • Vapored and Single-Propeller Ferry of Şirket-i Hayriye
  • E-8000 Series Alstom Suburban Train

Designer: Eray Coşkun
Industrial designer, Coşkun has a special passion for motor art. You can read a little more about him here Eray Coşkun Art – in 2 motorsports.

Release date: January 7, 2022


February

Reflections

YANSIMALAR DAMGA

Reflections Turkey 2022 Mallard duck Reflections 1

Reflections FDC

YANSIMALAR PULLARI TABAKA-1 ÇİZGİLİ YANSIMALAR PULLARI TABAKA-2 ÇİZGİLİ

2 stamps, FDC, cancel, 2 sheets of 10
digital

Photographers: Okan Akyürek, Erdal Türkoğlu

Release date: February 24, 2022


March

Alaeddin Yavaşca

Alaeddin Yavaşca

ALAEDDİN YAVAŞCA PUL ÇİZGİL FDCCİ

ALAEDDİN YAVAŞCA PUL ÇİZGİL FDCCİ

1 stamp, FDC, cancel

Biography – Prof. Dr. Alaeddin Slowly (alaeddinyavasca.com)

Release date: March 1. 2022


Combating the Global Pandemic

Combating the Global Pandemic cancel of a facemask Turkey 2022

Combating the Global Pandemic Single stamp TURKEY 2022

Combating the Global Pandemic FDC TURKEY 2022

1 stamp, FDC, cancel

Release date: March 11, 2022


Opening of the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge (Çanakkale 1915 Köprüsü)

Opening of the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge (Çanakkale 1915 Köprüsü)

Opening of the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge (Çanakkale 1915 Köprüsü)

Opening of the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge (Çanakkale 1915 Köprüsü)

1 stamp, FDC, cancel

The Çanakkale is also known as the Dardanelles Bridge. 1915 Çanakkale (1915canakkale.com). This will be the longest suspension bridge in the world when it opens March 2022. Çanakkale Köprüsü produced this time lapsed video of the bridge being built. It’s fun to watch and marvel to consider.

 

Release date: March 18, 2022


Wild Flowers
2nd in series

Turkey 2022 Wild Flowers Turkey 2022 Wild Flowers Turkey 2022 Wild Flowers

Turkey 2022 Wild Flowers Turkey 2022 Wild Flowers

5 stamps
digital

Release date: March 21, 2021


Cittaslow Cities
definitives

Citislow cities in Turkey 2022 cancel

Cittaslow cities Turkey 2022

Cittaslow cities Turkey 2022

The Movement of Cittaslow was born in 1999 through the Paolo Saturnini’s brilliant intuition, past Mayor of Greve in Chianti, a little town of Tuscany.

The new idea of considering the town itself and thinking of a different way of development, based on the improving of life quality , moved him to spread his thoughts all over our country. Fastly his ideals were endorsed by Mayors of towns of Bra (Francesco Guida), Orvieto ( Stefano Cimicchi) and Positano ( Domenico Marrone) as well as they met later the president of slow food Carlo Petrini’s support. The main goal of Cittaslow, was and still is today, to enlarge the philosophy of Slow Food to local communities and to government of towns, applying the concepts of ecogastronomy at practice of everyday life. Association | Cittaslow International

Release date: March 24, 2022


April

EXPO’21 Hatay

EXPO'21 Hatay cancel

EXPO'21 Hatay Souvenir sheet

EXPO'21 Hatay FDC

1 stamp on souvenir sheet, FDC, cancel
digital

Homepage – EXPO 2021 Hatay

Designer: Cüneyt Akin

Release date: April 1, 2022


Mustafa Kemal Pasha
Definitives

Mustafa Kemal Pasha Definitives cancel

Mustafa Kemal Pasha Definitives

2 stamps, FDC, cancel
Digital

FDC Photo: Department of Atatürk Research Centre of Atatürk Supreme Council for Culture, Language and History

Designer: Hakan Dogu

Release date: April 7, 2022


Kite

Turkey 2022 Kites cancel

Turkey 2022 Kites single stamps

Turkey 2022 Kites FDC

Turkey 2022 Kites sheet oneTurkey 2022 Kites sheet two

2 stamps, FDC, cancel, 2 sheets of 9
digital

Kite Museum | Turkey’s only Kite Museum and Kite Workshop (ucurtmamuzesi.net)

Designer: Esra Ilter Demirbilek
Demirbilek is known for her children’s book illustrations at home in Turkey and internationally. She took an interesting path to graphic design, via a 16 year engineering career. Some of her best known works are Çılgın Deneyler Kulübü and Yeryüzü Takımı.

Release date: April 23, 2022


May

EUROPA 2022 – Stories and Myths

Turkey EUROPA 2022 cancel

Turkey EUROPA 2022 stamps

Turkey EUROPA 2022 FDC

2 stamps, FDC, cancel

Turkey has previously won the EUROPA online competition 6 previous times.

Köroglu

Köroglu is a just, brave, courageous, warm hearted, faithful hero and folk poet in the tradition of the Turkish folk tale.In the stamp image, Koroglu was expressed on a rampant gray horse spreading its wings in a desire to avenge his father (Ürüşan baba), who had unjustly lost his eyes at the behest of the local ruler. While the ‘ram’s horn’ motif symbolizes the heroism of Köroglu, the ‘eye motif’ on the evil eye bead reminds of Köroglu’s father, who lost his eye due to horse selection. These motifs, which are embroidered into weavings and beads, also reflect Anatolian Aesthetics.
PTT Turkish Post office

Designer: Selçuk Ören Selçuk Ören | COMIC BOOK WRITER & ILLUSTRATOR (selcukoren.com)
Check out Ören’s website to see some of his great graphic novel artwork.

Release date: May 9, 2022


Cheeses from Turkey

Turkish cheeses sheet stamps

Turkish cheeses sheet stamps

Turkish cheeses sheet stamps

Turkish cheeses sheet stamps

2 stamps, FDC, cancel, sheet of 10

Kars Kashar / Kars Eski Kaar Peyniri – traditional hard cheese from northeastern Turkey. Made of cow’s milk and sometimes mixed with sheep or goat milk. From the provinces of Kars and Ardahan

Van herbed / Van Otlu peyniri – a sheep or cow’s milk cheese with origins dating back 200 years and using traditional herbs from the region. From the province of Van. Garlic and wild herbs are used in it’s creation.

Diyarbakir knitted – a cheese from Diyrabakir region, southeastern Anatolian region. Gets it’s name from the knitted shape.

Trabzon string cheese – from the Black Sea mountain region.

Balikesir Basket cheese – cheese from the Aegean sea region of Turkey.

Çorum Kargı – from the Black Sea region. Made with yeast with fig juice and non-iodized salt. Made without heat treatment and matures in 3 months.

Ezincan Tulum – white creamy sheep’s milk cheese made with yeast and kemah salt.

Çanakkale Ezine – mix of sheep, goat and cow milk from Anatolian region. Animals graze on natural vegetation of the Çanakkale area, including marjoram, sage, oregano, mint and thyme. Full fat, brined cheese.

All About the Wide Variety of Turkish Cheese (thespruceeats.com)

Release date: May 17, 2022


June

World Environment Days

World Enviroment day

World Environment Days stamp one World Environment Days stamp two

TABAKA ÇİZGİLİ crabs

World Environment Days sheet of both stamps

2 stamps, FDC, cancel, sheet of 10
digital

World Environment Day | United Nations

Designer: Orhan Ateş
Ateş is a illustrator and teacher from Bursa, Turkey. His children’s illustrations are often whimsical and charming. Freelance illustrator | Orhan ATEŞ (orhanates.net)

Release date: June 5, 2022


Crabs

CRABS

YENGEÇLER PUL ÇİZGİLİ stamp one YENGEÇLER PUL ÇİZGİLİ TABAKA ÇİZGİLİ

TABAKA ÇİZGİLİ

2 stamps, FDC, cancel, sheets of 10
digital

Designer: Hülya Kormaz

Release date: June 21, 2022


July

Mahmut Gazi Yaşargil – Neurosurgeon of the Century

GAZİ YAŞARGİL DAMGA TARİH DEĞİŞEN

GAZİ YAŞARGİL DAMGA TARİH DEĞİŞEN GAZİ YAŞARGİL DAMGA TARİH DEĞİŞEN FDC

Yaşargil was named Neurosurgeon of the Century in 1999 by the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. He was responsible for training a generation of neurosurgeons.

In the micro-neurosurgical anatomical laboratory in Zurich, he trained around 3000 colleagues from all continents, representing all surgical specialties. He participated in several hundred national and international neurosurgical congresses, symposia, and courses as an invited guest. Yaşargil is held in high regard in the Turkish society and is respected as an exemplary role model for Turkish youth. Mahmut Gazi Yasargil – Global Shakers

Designer: Sergal Dokgöz
Designer FDC: Derya Paçal

Release date: July 6, 2022


EUROMED 2022 – Marine Archaeology

AKDENİZ 2022 PUL ÇİZGİLİ

AKDENİZ 2022 PUL ÇİZGİLİ AKDENİZ 2022 PUL ÇİZGİLİ FDC

1 stamp, FDC, cancel

Uluburun Shipwreck

Late Bronze Age shipwreck found off the coast of Uluburun (Grand Cape), Turkey. Archeologists estimate the wreck dates from around the 14thc BCE. Constructed from Lebanese cedar, it was capable of carrying up to 20 tons of cargo. When it was discovered, it proved to be a great find because it’s cargo had not been plundered, giving archeologists a chance to examine it’s ancient cargo.

The ship, probably originally from Phoenicia/Canaan, dates to between 1330 and 1300 BCE and was carrying a full cargo of trade goods, perhaps from a port in the southern part of ancient Lycia and likely on its way to the Greek mainland. Uluburun Shipwreck – World History Encyclopedia

According to the World History Encylcopedia, the ship carried raw materials needed to make bronze.

Designer: Eray Coşkun
Designer FDC: Selçuk Ören

Release date: July 9, 2022


August

2022 Islamic Solidarity Games

2022 Islamic Solidarity Games

2022 Islamic Solidarity Games

2022 Islamic Solidarity Games

1 stamp, FDC, cancel
digital

The 5th Islamic Games will run from August 9 to 18, 2022 at Konya, Turkey

Designer: Sergal Dokgöz

Release date: August 9, 2022


Canyons

Canyons cancel Turey 2022

Turkey Canyons stamp one Turkey Canyons stamp one

Canyons Turkey 2022FDC

2 stamps, FDC, cancel
digital

Natural Wonders of the Canyons in Turkey – Turkey Holidays 2021 (turkeyholidaydiary.com)

Release date: August 18, 2022


Centenary of the Great Victory

Centenary of the Great Victory cancel

Centenary of the Great Victory stamp one Centenary of the Great Victory stamp two

 

Centenary of the Great Victory FDC

2 stamps, FDC, cancel
digital

In photos: Türkiye commemorates 100th anniversary of the Great Victory (trtworld.com)

Designer: Feride Ortaç

Release date: August 30, 2022


September

Our Cultural Assets – Uşak

Uşak

Uşak

Uşak

1 stamp, FDC, cancel
digital

Uşak is province in the internal areas of Turkey. It’s known for it’s Ushak (also called Oushak) carpets. Oushak Rugs – The Rich History and Stunning Beauty of Handmade Rugs (alrug.com)

Designer:

Release date: September 1, 2022


Flower Miniatures from Illuminated Manuscripts

Miniature buds Miniature flowers

5 stamps
digital

Transforming nature into art

Designer: Sebat Kirçat

Release date: September 15, 2022


Neşet Ertaş 1938-2012

Neşet Ertaş 1938-2012 cancel

Neşet Ertaş 1938-2012

Neşet Ertaş 1938-2012 Neşet Ertaş 1938-2012

Neşet Ertaş 1938-2012

2 stamps, 2 stamps on 2 souvenir sheets, FDC, cancel
digital

Turkish folksinger. Neşet Ertaş – ANA SAYFA (nesetertas.com.tr)

This video is from a 2003 Turkish TV show Beyaz. Although there are many audio recordings on-line, I opted for this show because it features a great live performance. If you speak Turkish, you’ll get much more out of the clip, but the performances are excellent and you don’t need to speak the language to appreciate him and his talents.

In these clips you can see Erta playing a traditional instrument called a bağlama.

Designer: Harkan Arslan

Release date: September 25, 2022


October

Centenary of the Armistice of Mudanaya | Mudanya Mütarekesi

 

Release date: October 11, 2022


November

2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar

 

Release date: November 21, 2022


December

Common Life in Nature

 

Release date: December 14, 2022


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