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Elazığ City no Kürdish. Elazığ of people Zaza and Turkish. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:46, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

Removal of unsourced information[edit]

I have removed the sentence A large number of the Gregorian and Protestant Armenian clergy and people were massacred, and churches, monasteries and houses were looted.[citation needed] as unreferenced for almost two years. The information can be readded if a reliable source is cited. Regards, Kafka Liz (talk) 23:34, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

Notable redlinks[edit]

I think it would be appropriate to remove the redlinks from the "Notable natives" section. These would of course be welcome back once the notability of the individuals had been established by an article. Perhaps members of both Wikipedia:WikiProject Turkey and Wikipedia:WikiProject Armenia could add the redliked names to their respective requested article lists. Are there any objections to my removing the redlinks? Aramgar (talk) 21:17, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

I just did it. Additionally, I've put the individuals in alphabetical order, which I believe makes more sense than by placing them into Armenian and Turkish lists. The page still needs editing. Ordtoy (talk) 13:01, 14 May 2009 (UTC)
Well done. Thanks. Aramgar (talk) 13:23, 14 May 2009 (UTC)
They were in " Armenian and Turkish lists" because an editor had deleted all the Armenian names. I had reinserted those names but hadn't bothered to merge them into alphabetical order because I had doubts about the validity of some of the names on both lists. Meowy 16:35, 14 May 2009 (UTC)
I had myself attempted earlier to remove the red links [1] and alphabetise the list [2]. I'm glad to have some additional input here. Regarding the "stone age", I've found a couple of good articles on Elâzığ in JSTOR (also a lot of material on early 20th century epidemics; seems there was a lot of cholera there), including one that may support the uncited sentence removed above. I'll post more information when I have it. Cheers, Kafka Liz (talk) 01:19, 15 May 2009 (UTC)


People, lets only keep the notables from 21st century no need to go back to stone age cause if we do the list will grow for ever. I personally only listed the current notables from elazig i didnt even went back to ottoman era cause i know it will ruin the elazig page, there will be more notables in the page than info about elazig. So lets keep it clean and dont ruin the page. If you people want we could make a page about those past notables from elazig and list them all there then give link from elazig to that page. (Mystery.sin (talk) 12:43, 14 May 2009 (UTC))

Although the abuse of the "notable presidents" section of entries is very common, there isn't any doubt that what you are doing is just POV warring to exclude valid facts that you don't like mentioned. I wonder if there has been any discussion elsewhere about what sort of persons should and should not be included in that section of articles? There are some brief observations here: Wikipedia:Famous_Residents. Meowy 16:32, 14 May 2009 (UTC)
I concur with Meowy on this point. Writers of an encyclopedia need to present fair and accurate information, both current and historical. Kafka Liz (talk) 01:28, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

The notables list is full of old dead farts which aint even notable, the reason they are put in the list is because some happen to born in harput back in the day and the loser armenians here keep vandalising the page with these useless trashs just to make trouble and ruin the nice page. Its freaking unbelievable how one race is so obsessed about us turks and follow us to every freaking place even to the toilet, hey while your at it wipe my ass anyway may god put sense in to your obsessive rusty brains. Much love (Mystery.sin (talk)) —Preceding undated comment added 02:50, 16 May 2009 (UTC).

 :D Kafka Liz (talk) 04:06, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

Dont :D me grand ma you know its true, you armenians are pathetic you dimwits still dream about the so called greater armenia (utopia) lol but becareful you might lose the current armenia while you dream about the greater one, you little internet warriors. (Mystery.sin (talk)) —Preceding undated comment added 14:38, 16 May 2009 (UTC).

 :D , and even more :D - but if you want to remain able to edit you are going to need to moderate both your language and your assumptions. Meowy 20:29, 16 May 2009 (UTC)
Cool idea! Let's be so Turkish, so proud, and delete anything non-Turkish - in the world! Why only in Elazig!
-- Apocolocynthosis

Alzi > Elazığ?[edit]

maybe NOT from Mamuretülaziz! Everyone says: Mamuretülaziz > El Aziz > Elazığ. But the name of this region was "Alzi" at the time of the Hittites. Atatürk changed the name from Elaziz to Elazığ. but why? Elazığ doesn't mean anything! (Maybe the people of this region already called it Elzi /Elzığ which came from the ancient name Alzi!) Böri (talk) 09:46, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

That looks a bit too far-fetched. Diyar-i Bekir turned to Diyarbakir, which has nothing to do with copper (bakir), and some other examples go on. What we only know about this issue is that he changed city names just to erase the memories of Ottoman Sultans, as the government of the time itself declares openly, and applies systematically. The rest is pure speculation. After all, Alzi does not look really similar to Elazig. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:07, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia is not a source for Wikipedia[edit]

Don't add information to wikipedia thats sourced from alternative language wikis. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:57, 17 September 2013 (UTC)


All the official websites (city, province, governor) spell the name as Elazığ, without the diacritic on the 'a'. Colonies Chris (talk) 13:06, 4 October 2014 (UTC)

Move discussion in progress[edit]

There is a move discussion in progress on Talk:İstiklâl Marşı which affects this page. Please participate on that page and not in this talk page section. Thank you. —RMCD bot 18:14, 6 November 2017 (UTC)