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Historical Population Conflict[edit]

In the history section, the information in the chart is directly contradicting the information in the graph right below it. This isn't a minor issue about what the exact values are: they contradict each other in whether the city was at its height in the 1700s or now. 16:10, 07 December 2014 (GMT) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)

Ecclesiastical history[edit]

I've added an {{update}} tag to this section. The section is based on the Catholic Encyclopedia published in 1913 and needs both cleanup (e.g. the fixing of geographical names) and updated information. When the section says "today" that was almost 100 years ago. Valentinian (talk) / (contribs) 20:24, 18 October 2006 (UTC)


What does that mean?? --AW 20:23, 12 February 2007 (UTC)


Some of this article reads like a tourist brochure. Besides this, it seems to fall very short on information/detail, considering the cultural/historical importance of the city. Pob1984 (talk) 14:25, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

Etimology: Serbian - Jedrene and bulgarian - Odrin (probably) names for Edirne are correct, but macedonian is Edrene (not Odrin) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:08, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

Alternative names[edit]

You can follow Talk:Lesbos#Turkish alternative name. Takabeg (talk) 06:55, 24 June 2011 (UTC)


Inappropriate Positioning of the Mosque in this Article. Stereotype confirmed.[edit]

I am not surprised that you put a picture of a mosque in high prominence regarding this location. Turkey is supposed to be a secular nation, so I find it highly inappropriate and somewhat stereotypical of most internet sites convering anything in Asia-Minor or the middle east for that matter. The equivalent would be like putting a picture of St. Paul's Cathedral in prominence on a website dedicated to the city London. This is highly objectionable and should be adjusted, and injects religion into an otherwise secular issue. Are you trying to stake a claim as this being part of Islam? Should we in the Western World put Christian religious institutions at the top of all of our web pages too? How ridiculous this site is in such a modern age to promote Islam. I thought we were supposed to be living in enlightened times. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:44, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

York article has a picture of York Minster in prominence. BedriIST (talk) 20:42, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

Old name[edit]

Why indicate old name of the city in the opening sentence or opening paragraph? I see in other cities older names are given in Etymology or History sections. Filanca (talk) 09:58, 18 September 2014 (UTC)


A paragraph on the Roma celebration of Kakava in Edirne has ben deleted from the "Culture" section of this article. The edit summary says Kakava is not Edirne tradition. Edirne is Turkish city. This is the deleted text:

Another international festival in Edirne is Kakava, a celebration of Roma people held on May 5 each year.

It seems clear from the Kakava page on Wikipedia that the Kakava festival is a cultural event and that it takes place in Edirne. So presumably the implication of the removal of the text is the idea that the "Culture" section refers to Turkish traditions in Edirne, rather than all cultural events in the city. If we are to use this narrower definition, we should (1) rename the section "Turkish Culture", and (2) remove the paragraph on the cultural partnership with Lörrach in Germany, as it is not specifically about Turkish culture. I would have thought that this is an overly narrow definition, and would propose instead including all the cultural content within the city. Hence I propose restoring the deleted text. Please comment so that consensus can be reached.

Polly Tunnel (talk) 11:59, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

Update – an unregistered user has deleted the text in question, commenting in the edit summary: Kakava is not international festival or Edirne's tratidion. Kakava celebrite among the gypsies across the Turkey. The comments about Kakava not being an "international festival" and being celebrated "across Turkey" do not seem relevant. For something in Edirne to be cultural it is not necessary for it to be international (the handmade brooms with mirrors are not international). Nor do cultural events in Edirne have to be restricted to Edirne alone (oil wrestling matches are held all over Turkey). The fact that Kakava is celebrated in Edirne by Romani people rather than Turkish people is not an impediment to its being a cultural event in Edirne. The argument that it is not "Edirne's tratidion" does not seem relevant, since cultural events in Erdine do not necessarily have to be traditional. Hence I cannot see any justification for the removal of the text, and have restored it. Polly Tunnel (talk) 13:12, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

Erdine or Edirne[edit]

I think that you will find the place is and always has been called Erdine not Edirne. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:29, 30 March 2016 (UTC)

Google Maps uses the name "Edirne" and a general Google search brings up far more matches for "Edirne" than "Erdine" (consistent with the latter being a spelling mistake). Do you have any reliable sources giving the name as "Erdine"? Polly Tunnel (talk) 16:32, 30 March 2016 (UTC)