Portal talk:Turkey

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Fethullah Gülen[edit]

Hello, there seems to be an edit war going on at Fethullah Gülen. Would someone people familiar with Turkey and/or Islam like to pop in to look? -- JamesTeterenko 04:40, 10 January 2006 (UTC)

Fethullah Gülen is a far-right Islamic figure and nothing to do with Turkey because there is no role of Islam in the Turkish Parliment and in also other governmental issues. Religion and State are divided from eachother. Sadly, I can't say you good things about Fethullah Gülen. Deliogul 21:22, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

He is not a Turkish citizen. He stays/lives in U.S.A now. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:05, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

Turkish provinces[edit]

Hello, can someone copy the Turkish Wikipedia template for provinces:


into the English Wikipedia; and also the 2 associated templates: Template:Tril haritası & Template:Trili konumu

And copy the maps of the Turkish provinces into the English Wikipedia, so that I (and others) can update the articles on these provinces and make them look better (closer to the Turkish Wikipedia originals). Carlossuarez46 18:33, 16 February 2006 (UTC)

Vandalism[edit] started vandalizing the page. I would say if it continues it should be under protection. --Teemeah Gül Bahçesi 07:20, 5 May 2006 (UTC)


Hello everybody. Your input would be much appreciated at the Wikipedia:Greek/Turkish naming conventions.--Aldux 18:08, 9 August 2006 (UTC)


hey, can someone create an article about Cebeci Asri cemetery? Elsanaturk 22:36, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

sorry for writing here, but I couldn't find the place where you list articles to be created Elsanaturk 22:38, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

Turkish people photograph[edit]

The Turkish people picture Image:Turkish people.JPG has been tagged by someone for possible deletion. It would be a shame if it happens just, because the original author did not provide sources of these pictures.--Riurik(discuss) 14:40, 28 April 2007 (UTC)



Bu portala nasıl üye olabilirim?

--Teşekkürler, iyi çalışmalar. XD kızılsungur 06:41, 15 September 2007 (UTC)

Nereye gidiyorsunuz?[edit]

Where is everyone at here? I hope nobody minds, but this portal seems to have been neglected over the last month and a half, and I updated everything. There is so much out there with regards to Turkey that featuring different things gives it a new life- look beyond the major cities to those places that really make Turkey special! Monsieurdl 13:23, 18 October 2007 (UTC)

You're welcome to edit the portal :) I've been virtually BEGGING the Turkish editors to help, but nobody was willing, and I'm not able to update it as often as I want to.. --Teemeah Gül Bahçesi 07:08, 19 October 2007 (UTC)
Well it may be difficult since so many other articles need work, and it is time consuming for sure. It really needed a face-lift. Thanks! Monsieurdl 11:59, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

Where is Turkey?[edit]

Hi fellow editors, Can someone answer the question "where is Turkey?" Is it in Europe, Asia, or in the geopolitical entity named "the Middle East"? I was discussing it on Category_talk:Diplomatic_missions_by_country, as are many Turkish wikipedians, since in every Diplomatical Mission page without exception, Turkey is classified as "Middle Eastern". Each time any Turkish wikipedian reverted that page to "Turkey = Europe" someone frantically would put Turkey back to "Middle East" we discussed it with User:Kransky, the very creator of these page, who more or less obviously hates Turkey and does not want to give away his or her nationality, who flagged me for Vandalism and "Not assuming good faith" when I was only trying to protect what I believed was right and discussed politely.= Dear Turkish Wikipedians, I beg you to give me a hand on this very problem. Cheers (and desesperately) --Eae1983 (talk) 17:10, 2 February 2008 (UTC)

Difficult question. geographically it is in Asia, as most of the land territory is there. In other aspects it varies grately. She is considered European in football championships, and part of MEA (middle east and africa) in trade and business. True, that if you think in political isntitutions, culture and daily life in Turkey, it is more Europe than Middle East.--> it is a republic, where religion and government is stritcly separated unlike in middle eastern countries, religion is not that stronghold in Turkey as in mea countries, it has various cultural and economical ties with europe. So it depends on the topic, where you put it. I would definitely put it in asia, if it is a geographical topic and to europe in everything else. --Teemeah Gül Bahçesi 19:47, 3 February 2008 (UTC)
EU candidate->Europe

Byzerodivide (talk) 21:15, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

Anatolian leopard[edit]

Hi, someone pasted this image in Anatolian leopard: 200px|thumb|Anatolian leopard in newspaper Does it show an leopard from Anatolia? Unfortunately I can not read the text. Thank you.--Altaileopard (talk) 16:34, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

Hmm, the title says "panther which can tear a human to pieces". This is very old article from a reliable newspaper. I cannot read the article because of low resolution but I have seen this article on other web pages, this is a true story.--Egek (talk) 21:32, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

Watch out for users making Propaganda against Turks[edit]

Hi guys! Of course you can't do anything against trolls on Wikipedia as everyone can write what he wants to do. But my suggestion would be that some of you guys once in a while have a look at articles which are risked to be attacked by some guys trying to get their own propaganda and myths into the Wikipedia articles. Especially when it comes to articles about Turkish/Turkic politics, culture and history.

Some of them try to make poltical issues of some who aren't one and others try to make Turkish culture and history (empires, origins and so on) their own. If you got the time just look sometimes through some of this articles as a few of them have got wrong information and aren't changed since then because nobody looks after them. --P223 (talk) 08:25, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

Türk wikipedyasındaki milli ayıplar[edit]

Umarım bu maddeleri dikkatli okursunuz.Olmayan bir soykırım artık varmış gibi rahatlıkla yazılabiliyor.Türkiyeden Ermeniler tarafından kaybedilen topraklar vs diye dile getirile biliyor.Bu ayıplara artık bir son verin. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:48, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

Anti -Turkish Articles in Wikipedia[edit]

Here is a list of articles that have been altered to give misleading view of Turks or to discredit Turks or to distort history. Please add links to articles as you find them and give reasons for why the article is wrong:

  • Pan_turkism. This article focuses on accusing Turks of various genocides. Very little on the positive aspects of Pan-Turkism.
  • Great_Seljuq_Empire. This article gives the impression that the Seljuk Turks were actually Persian. A very poor quality article that mis-informs the reader.

WillMall (talk) 16:29, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

Related portals[edit]

I don't want to start a revert war here, but I think that this portal should list Portal:Kurdistan in the related portals section. The biggest part of Kurdistan is located in Turkey. And even more, Demographics of Turkey says that at least 17% of the Turkish population is Kurdish. I'd say that makes a Kurdish Portal related to Turkey. Especially these days when the Kurdish issue active in Turkish politics. ~ Zirguezi 12:36, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

Why should this portal include such an unrelated portal? You're talking about an imaginary land called kurdistan and claiming that biggest part of it is located in Turkey. Official and recognised description is not like that. We can't allow you to promote your unsourced, unverifiable WP:OR claims. It is clear that you have WP:COI. So, be a nice wikipedia user and stay clean of throwing childish threats like starting revert war or something here. (talk) 16:39, 11 September 2009 (UTC)
I never said Kurdistan was a country. It's a geographical region. The biggest part of which is located in Turkey. Which makes it related to Turkey. These are no claims but facts all of which are sourced an verified in the Kurdistan article. So I don't see how WP:OR matters here. I also don't see how my edits are not compatible with WP:COI as they ARE neutral and sourced. ~ Zirguezi 16:29, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

Alternative names of provinces[edit]

Some users put the alternative names of city to Article that is related with province. I thought that Kurdish translation of "X ili" sould be "parêzgeha X" or "wîlayeta X". But as long as I understand "parêzgeh" is used in Northern Iraq not in Turkey. It's difficult to find reliable sources for "X ili" 's alternative names. I think and I've said that if we can find reliable sources (for me TRT 6, Roj TV are OK), we can put alternative names. Otherwise we must not add false information to articles. Because the Van Province (Van ili ) is not equal to the city of Van. I think we must not accept such incorrect information. Some users accused us with the term of "Turkish nationalist" (as you know, I'm not Turkish nationalist). This is not the matter of ethnic nationalisms but of common sence, and it won't be changed with explanations of users of Wikipedia. Thank you. Takabeg (talk) 15:55, 20 July 2011 (UTC)


I have written the article List of Ancient Greek temples. It is illustrated with photos of the temples listed, with the exception of the Temple of Dionysus at Teos. If someone has, or could take a photo of this site, it would be much appreciated. The exact location can be found by using the coordinates given in the article, as the temple is just one of several Classical ruins in that area. The photo needs to be of horizontal format to fit into the article, as every other photo is horizontal. If you upload such a picture, please leave a message on my talk page. Amandajm (talk) 12:50, 21 June 2012 (UTC)


I'm assuming the Hittites are a significant group associated with the history of Turkey. Anyone agree/disagree? Also History of Anatolia appears to have Republic of Turkey at the bottom (in pink). Merger needed?

Twillisjr (talk) 17:31, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

Category:1826 establishments in Turkey[edit]

There is currently a proposal at CfD to merge Category:1826 establishments in Turkey, and about 50 or more other establishments in or like Category:1904 in Turkey categories to the equivalent xxxx year in the Ottoman Empire categories. I was thinking people at this project might want to contribute.John Pack Lambert (talk) 16:54, 11 June 2013 (UTC)

Article request: Toki[edit]

We need an article about Toki. Toki seems to be critical for the future of Turkey. THXs -- (talk) 21:08, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia reads like one, massive work of Turkish hatred[edit]

Certain Armenian wikipedia editors are going from page to page and "Armenianizing" everything. Most of the time, what they write is completely false and unsubstantiated. They've even managed to make "Sabiha Gokcen"'s page about the 'Armenian Genocide' and also about how "the racism of Turkish society was revealed". I'm a very new member, but I've already seen the following users on multiple Turkish pages:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:MarshallBagramyan https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:EtienneDolet https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Yerevantsi

Virtually every Turkish page on here, whether it's about Turkish history, cities, or people, is either denied, slandered, demonized, or made Armenian. I can't understand how this happens, and why Wikipedia is so ridiculously subjective? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Theobjektivist (talkcontribs) 01:01, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

IMPORTANT: Article title that needs changing which claims that Greek speaking Muslims in today's Turkey are Greeks ![edit]

Hello to Wikipedia editors from the Turkey portal !

I need your assistance with a article which may have been oversighted by many a editor here in the Turkey portal. In recent times i came across a article called Greek Muslims. It internal contents do not refer to Muslims today in Greece, but of Greek speaking Muslims who identified and still identify in their now current homeland of Turkey as Turkish and the language as Rumca. Throughout the article relating to various geographical groups such as the Giritli or people from the Pontic sea coast, it is repeatedly mentioned that they have no affinity with Greek identity (except for the few current day converts like Cat Stevens). Yet the title of the article infers that most of these people are Greek. Its former neutral title used to be Greek speaking Muslims many years ago, but for the sake of simplicity and also without taking into consideration what self appellation people from that community might use, it was changed. I ask for your opinions on this matter regarding a community who mainly resides in Turkey, but is called "Greek" by outsiders. For example, Greek editors often remind Albanian and Macedonian contributors that the Arvanites and Slavic speakers in Greece are not Albanian or Macedonian and apart from language they have no affinity with the modern day ethnic communities or nation state of those peoples. And wikipedia articles to that effect reflect that reality: e.g. Albanian-speakers of Western Thrace or Slavic speakers of Greek Macedonia or Arvanites. Why then is Greek Muslims allowed to be titled as such ? Why does one set of standards apply to some groups but not others ? This is a very important issue that Turkish editors here need to deal with, considering that the bulk of that community identifies as Turkish. Wikiepdia should be free of nationalistic connotations of which that article title refers too. I urge Turks in here go and to visit the article Greek Muslims and the talk page Talk:Greek Muslims and leave your commentary and to vote on whether to change or leave the article name as it is ?

Resnjari (talk) 10:53, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Armenian woman kneeling beside dead child in field.png to appear as POTD[edit]

Hello! This is a note to let the editors at Turkey Portal know that File:Armenian woman kneeling beside dead child in field.png will be appearing as picture of the day on April 24, 2015. You can view and edit the POTD caption at Template:POTD/2015-04-24.

The same announcement was made at Armenian Genocide, but I think this forum ought equally to know what is planned. c1cada (talk) 13:30, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Armenian Genocide
An Armenian woman kneeling beside a dead child in a field during the Armenian Genocide, conducted by the government of the Ottoman Empire. The genocide is conventionally held to have begun on 24 April 1915, when Ottoman authorities arrested and later executed some 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders. Much of the remaining Armenian population were deported into the deserts of Syria, where most died from starvation, exhaustion, and systematic massacres. The total number of people killed has been estimated at between 1 and 1.5 million. Though the events are widely recognized as a genocide by historians, the Turkish government rejects such a description.Photograph: American Committee for Relief in the Near East; restoration: MjolnirPants
@C1cada: This talk page is for the portal, so won't be seen by many editors. You would do better at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Turkey. -- John of Reading (talk) 20:22, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, John. I've added it there too. c1cada (talk) 21:24, 17 April 2015 (UTC)