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Turkish settlements[edit]

Would it be appropriate to categorise ocupied villages that are solely inhabited by Turkish mainland settlers such as Mousoulita, Prastio (Famagusta), Marathovounos, Flamoudi, Angastina, Achyritou, Nikitas, Pentayia, Livera, Orka, Ayios Ermolaos, Filia, Kontemenos - Turksih settlements, as with Israeli settlements? Chesdovi (talk) 16:40, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

People are doing this but I think each of those villages and towns should be referred to as Turkish occupied village or towns that have been re-settled by Turkish refugees or Turkish settlers.

Christos Christos Evangeli (talk) 23:58, 19 September 2012 (UTC)

Text to be added to Turkish settlements[edit]

I propose adding the following passage to all Turkish settlement pages:

Turkish settlements are illegal under the municipal law of Cyprus. Judge Loukēs G. Loukaidēs claims that such settlements are illegal under international law and the Permanent Court of International Justice stated that repartition of Turkish settlers must take place to eliminate consequences of the "illegal act" of settlement.[1]

Thoughts? Chesdovi (talk) 13:05, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

Masri145's edit[edit]

If you have time, could you see Talk:North Cyprus#"Turkish Cypriot pseudo state" ? Takabeg (talk) 10:22, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

Northern Cyprus — ongoing quest for neutral lead section[edit]

Please see Talk:Northern Cyprus#Neutral Lead. There has been an ongoing, not very successful effort to come up with neutral language for the lead section of this article. Basically, what some people feel is neutral, other people insist is POV. Comments? — Richwales (talk) 07:29, 5 December 2011 (UTC)

Any need of North Cyprus photographs[edit]

Good morning, As I have previously visited North Cyprus, I was thinking if I do have any photograph that would of any interest concerning Wikipedia. If so, please let me know.78.188.214.59 (talk) 21:02, 29 December 2011 (UTC)

Galateia needs help[edit]

The article Galateia is in need of a complete rewrite because of systematic anti-Turkish bias and lack of any sources for its allegations. There’s essentially no content beyond unsourced allegations. I don’t read Turkish so I can’t make use of the Turkish article (and Google Translate makes a hash of it). Tkinias (talk) 14:37, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

WikiWomen's History Month[edit]

Hi everyone. March is Women's History Month and I'm hoping a few folks here at WP:Cyprus will have interest in putting on events (on and off wiki) related to women's roles in Cyprus's history, society and culture. We've created an event page on English Wikipedia (please translate!) and I hope you'll find the inspiration to participate. These events can take place off wiki, like edit-a-thons, or on wiki, such as themes and translations. Please visit the page here: WikiWomen's History Month. Thanks for your consideration and I look forward to seeing events take place! SarahStierch (talk) 21:47, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Proposed merger[edit]

Hello folks, just to let you know I've proposed a merger of United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus and United Nations Buffer Zone in Cyprus - would be very grateful for any comments at Talk:United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus#Merge discussion. Many thanks in advance, SalopianJames (talk) 08:22, 23 June 2012 (UTC)

Probation/sanctions for this general topic area?[edit]

I would like to propose getting "article probation" or some other form of sanctions enacted for the Cyprus topic area — similar to what is already in place for various other chronic edit-warring magnets (such as Macedonia, Kosovo, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the Northern Ireland "Troubles").

Several articles dealing with Cyprus have, as far as I'm aware, been subjected to non-consensus-seeking argument and disruptive editing (including banned sock activity) for years, over such matters as how Northern Cyprus should be described; whether the northern portion of Nicosia should have its own dedicated article; whether the Nicosia article should deal with the northern portion of the city at all; whether any of the historical events surrounding the partition of the island can properly be characterized as an "invasion"; and which sets of photos should be used to illustrate various articles.

I harbour no illusions here that getting "article probation" or "discretionary sanctions" will magically make all the contentious disruptive activity go away. But I do feel this step may help raise the Wikipedia community's awareness of the ongoing problems here, and it may get more eyes focussed on these articles.

The idea was recently raised that, since Greece and Turkey are so intimately linked to all things Cyprus, perhaps the existing sanctions regarding "topics related to the Balkans, broadly interpreted" (arising out of a 2007 ArbCom case about Macedonia) could apply here. However, this would seem to be a stretch, and I think more explicit and more narrowly focussed attention to the Cyprus topic would make more sense.

Here is a link to the description of ArbCom-imposed standard "discretionary sanctions" — WP:AC/DS. Other possible steps which have been applied to various topic areas could include WP:1RR; stricter requirements for respecting WP:RS; more stringent insistence that content disputes must be handled civilly and consensus must be respected; and specific prohibitions on the use of multiple accounts or proxy configurations when editing articles.

What do others think about this? What sorts of sanction requirements do you feel would be appropriate? Is anyone staunchly opposed to the idea? And does anyone know if this idea has been floated in the past but failed to get anywhere? — Richwales 18:40, 26 June 2012 (UTC)

Everyone please be advised that I'm going to be proposing (at WP:RFAR) that the existing WP:ARBMAC discretionary sanctions (applying to the Balkans) should be expanded/clarified to cover Cyprus-related articles. — Richwales 06:19, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

Merge proposals[edit]

Afternoon everyone, just to let you all know that I've got three merge proposals onging on Cyprus military history related subjects and I thought this project may be interested and wish to comment. The proposals are:

Any comments would be very much appreciated. Regards, SalopianJames (talk) 14:36, 5 July 2012 (UTC)

A reminder, if I may, for any interested editors to please take part in the ongoing discussions as part of this set, which have not yet achieved full consensus. Thanks, SalopianJames (talk) 11:00, 17 July 2012 (UTC)

Amendment request declined[edit]

This is a courtesy notification that an amendment request this page was named in has been declined.

For the Arbitration Committee, Lord Roem (talk) 17:30, 27 July 2012 (UTC)

Nikos Sampson[edit]

I'd like to request expert attention please for the article Nikos Sampson. The article was already a battleground of POV-pushing and WP:Original research, but a certain editor is currently adding POV analysis, talk in the article page and personal recollections in lieu of WP:Reliable sources. Help and advice would be welcome. Thanks, Lone boatman (talk) 15:05, 14 September 2012 (UTC)

Cyprus Observer[edit]

Editors can decide how to manage this revision of the article Cyprus Observer.
Wavelength (talk) 00:01, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

I reverted and put a note on the user page. --The long road homw (talk) 19:53, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

A map of Larnaca District that can handle geocoding[edit]

I have tried to find a map of the Larnaca District so that geocoding in articles about villages and archaeological sites, will help show where the subject is located within the district. How does one ask for such a map to be created (or located)? I have searched on other wikipedias without success. --The long road homw (talk) 19:37, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

This [1] list does not include archaeological sites in the district. --The long road homw (talk) 20:04, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

Notability of a church in the city of Larnaca[edit]

Agios Ioannis Prodromos does not have text or references to show notability. Is it an old church? Is there anything (else) notable about the church? From web searches I find only find other institutions in Larnaca District, and other places in Cyprus and in Greece. I can not read Greek. --The long road homw (talk) 15:23, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

Pygmalion issues help wanted[edit]

I have been attempting to refine improper linking to Pygmalion (play) and Pygmalion (mythology), and I could use some assistance cleaning up {{Pygmalion}}, {{Pygmalion navbox}}, and {{My Fair Lady}} (the latter two which I have recently created). I have posted some particular issues at Talk:Pygmalion (play)#Template:Pygmalion. Please feel free to jump in and edit the templates or leave comments there.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 15:48, 23 February 2013 (UTC)

Featured article candidate[edit]

I have enter an article of WikiProject Cyprus as a Featured article candidate. Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Nea Salamis Famagusta FC/archive1. But someone say that the article meets the prose criterion (1a) at the moment. well-written: its prose is engaging, even brilliant, and of a professional standard; The problem is that language is not my first language, so i may made some mistakes. Can you please read the article and correct it? Xaris333 (talk) 14:50, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Cypriots[edit]

Ambox warning pn.svgTemplate:Cypriots has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Lfdder (talk) 12:47, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

Diorios Logo.jpg[edit]

image:Diorios Logo.jpg has been nominated for deletion -- 70.24.244.158 (talk) 07:16, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

English exonyms for place names[edit]

English_exonyms#Cyprus. Is there a full article that can be linked to? Can someone check this please. See also article Talk. Many thanks. In ictu oculi (talk) 04:42, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

AfC submission[edit]

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/The Origin of the Supreme Court of Cyprus. FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 18:50, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

Nomination of 2014 Cyprus Joint Declaration for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article 2014 Cyprus Joint Declaration is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/2014 Cyprus Joint Declaration until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Lfdder (talk) 18:58, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride 2014[edit]

You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride 2014, a campaign to create and improve LGBT-related content at Wikipedia and its sister projects. The campaign will take place throughout the month of June, culminating with a multinational edit-a-thon on June 21. Meetups are being held in some cities, or you can participate remotely. All constructive edits are welcome in order to contribute to Wikipedia's mission of providing quality, accurate information. Articles within Category:LGBT in Asia may be of particular interest. You can also upload LGBT-related images by participating in Wikimedia Commons' LGBT-related photo challenge. You are encouraged to share the results of your work here. Happy editing! --Another Believer (Talk) 21:21, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Languages in censuses and Race and ethnicity in censuses[edit]

Pleas add information about this country to this articles.--Kaiyr (talk) 20:50, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Greek placename transliterations[edit]

There's a bit of a disagreement brewing at User talk:Neo ^#Romanisation of Greek place names in Cyprus. Knowledgeable editors might be interested to comment. Fut.Perf. 17:23, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

  1. ^ Loukēs G. Loukaidēs (29 May 1995). "5". Essays on the developing law of human rights. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. pp. 108–135. ISBN 9780792332763. Retrieved 14 July 2011.