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Former good article nominee Syria was a Geography and places good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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Minor Grammar Edit[edit]

"Pompey the Great of the Roman Empire, who captured Antioch in 64 BC, turning Syria into a Roman province," under Classic Antiquity, is not a sentence.

Intro[edit]

In the last sentence of the first paragraph Sunni Arabs should be hyperlinked.

The previous link in the paragraph is for "islam is Syria" — Preceding unsigned comment added by 90.244.14.168 (talk) 20:21, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

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Syrian Arab Republic[edit]

The following is a closed discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: consensus not to move the page at this time, per the discussion below. Dekimasuよ! 05:58, 4 December 2014 (UTC)


As Syria disintegrates, there is a loosing connection between "Syria" and "Syrian Arab Republic". Evidently Baathist Syrian government controls just about 30% of the former area of Syria those days. Overall, when we talk about Syria today we mean geographic concept of Syria and not always pointing to the Syrian Arab Republic. Another issue is that there is an alternative rebel government claiming to be legitimate (Syrian Opposition), and even another quasi-state (ISIS) controlling large parts of it and in a way also referring to itself as Syria (al-Sham). The obvious solution is to move Syria article to Syrian Arab Republic and make Syria a geographic article to prevent confusion with the various entities, now claiming to be "Syria". Thoughts?GreyShark (dibra) 22:33, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

– With the Syrian Civil War closing to 4 years since eruption, we have a fractured country, controlled about 30% by Syrian Arab Republic (40% if including self-proclaimed autonomous Syrian Kurdistan), some 40% controlled by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Syria) and 20% fractured between rebel groups, among which Syrian National Council is claiming the role of government in exile of an alternative Syrian state. As a consequence, the concept Syria is largely referring today to the geographic Syria and not specifically Syrian Arab Republic, which is controlling only a margin of former territory. Propose to rename Syria to Syrian Arab Republic, while making Syria a redirect to Syria (region) GreyShark (dibra) 19:11, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

  • I fixed this proposal to multi-move proposal for you. I hope that's fine unless you want to revert. As for the last sentence of your paragraph, how about changing "Syria (region)" to Syria instead? --George Ho (talk) 19:56, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
Sorry, but i revert you. If you like we can later propose to move "Syria (region)" to Syria, but in the meanwhile, that is a separate issue.GreyShark (dibra) 20:45, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
    • Strong Oppose : Syria is still recognized in its current borders ! it doesnt matter if the central authority control 10% of the country, those areas that have ISIS and FSA are not recognized legally !
2- this article speak about the whole area of Syria, are you gonna delete the information's and restrict them just the the area's that's under the control of the Regime ! or are you gonna create new articles for FSA areas ?
3- We dont end the existence of a state if it got in a civil war.. its not up to Wikipedia to decide, people know the country by the name Syria and they will look for Syria not the Syrian Arab republic which is the government, there are articles about the Syrian government
4-There are many area of conflict in the world and we cant change the names of the countries every time a rebel took a piece of land, Syria is Syria and the ones claiming they are Syria are just making claims ! if someone claimed France tomorrow we dont change the Article name. If we changed this to the Syria Arab Republic and indicated that it is about the 30% of the government lands, would that be recognized internationally ? did the international community declared that it now separate Syria from the Syrian Arab republic ? Somalia is more disintegrated ! but its not up to Editors to create a new meaning or change the name of the article to refer to the 20% that the Somali government control
5- Lastly : Syria is Syria and this article give the information's about the whole of It, you can create an article about the Syria Arab republic because we are not gonna delete the information's about Idleb province, Dar'aa province and the east if this article is going to be restricted for the Syria Arab republic--Attar-Aram syria (talk) 06:57, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose. As long as the Syrian Civil War remains ongoing, the entire region is in a state of flux, including its borders and which sides have control of which territory. Making page moves based on WP:RECENTISM and how the war is currently progressing is not the way to go about it. Furthermore, the history and boundaries described in Syria (region) do not exactly match that of the modern country, so making such a page move would only add to confusion. The war makes everything unstable (not to mention that these articles are currently under general sanctions), so it is best to hold off title changes. Zzyzx11 (talk) 08:26, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose as per WP:UCRN, I would imagine that the only reason that the article Syria (region) got separated was for file management reasons. The topic belongs to Syria. Gregkaye 09:27, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Syria is still the recognised name of the country and the country is still what most people think of when they hear the name. -- Necrothesp (talk) 15:07, 3 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Syria is the most common name for the country, not "Syrian Arab Republic". For example, people refer to "Germany" not "Federal Republic of Germany". I strongly oppose this move. --CookieMonster755 (talk) 02:44, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page or in a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

Updating[edit]

The Syria page is in serious need of updating to reflect recent events- the current page sanctions seem to be inhibiting this.

Syrian Turks[edit]

Syrian Turkmens political Movements , Syrian Turkmen flee to Lebanon's Turkish village [1] , Syrian Turkmens Brigades [2] , Syrian Turks Flag [3] — Preceding unsigned comment added by 193.140.219.29 (talk) 08:59, 18 December 2014 (UTC)


Al-Qaeda in Syria targets Turkmen minority [4]

The Turkmen of Syria: exposed early to assimilation and deportation policies [5]

SYRIAN TURKMENS: POLITICAL MOVEMENTS AND MILITARY STRUCTURE [6] — Preceding unsigned comment added by 78.179.187.3 (talk) 14:29, 5 April 2015 (UTC)

Requested move for page 'Syrian Kurdistan' to 'Rojava', 18 January 2015[edit]

Hi!

I'm inviting editors to participate in the discussion to move the article 'Syrian Kurdistan' to 'Rojava'. My rationale is: This article is about a region governed by the PYD, which calls the area Rojava. Foreign press also uses this term, for example [7] (BBC) [8] (Guardian) [9] (Independent) [10] (VICE). Other examples on Wikipedia such as Kosovo (not South Serbia), Catalonia (not Catalonian Spain) or Scotland (not Scottish United Kingdom) indicate this article should be called Rojava as per convention. Thanks Genjix (talk) 19:01, 18 January 2015 (UTC)