Recycled flags and more .hurriyet2008-detailbox-newslink { font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size:13px; font-weight:bold; text-decoration:none; color:#000000;} .hurriyet2008-detailbox-newslink:hover { font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size:13px; font-weight:bold; text-decoration:underline; color:#990000;} ISTANBUL - Although Aslan said the crises would not affect the purchasing level of the candidates the firms in the fair were cognizant of the financial situation. The firms participating in the fair offer installment plans, affordable promotion packages and goods.

Bahçıvan Bayrak, a company founded by Nihat Bahçıvan that produces flags, came up with a green idea. The company based in Gaziantep now produces flags that can be recycled.

"We use the used cloth, recycle them, and the fabrics are again turned into flags. We pay 20 percent compensation to buy back the flags from parties," Bahçıvan said.

The fair, which offers various goods, such as a 280,000 euro hydraulic truck that turns into a platform in 15 minutes with a huge screen on the back. The company Lever Hidrolik, which sold the truck to five municipalities, aims to sell 25 more before the local elections. Aydın said the truck is very suitable for a demonstration.

Besides the well-known gadgets, there were some more unusual innovations on offer, including the smart calling systems that could call and send the voice of the candidate to 500,000 numbers in eight hours.

Considered the century’s greatest discovery, gingers are also a part of the promoted gadgets. Named as an "election automobile," the ginger is already going fast. While traveling around the city, the election automobile transmits to those who have "Bluetooth" on their mobile phones.hurriyet