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Semi-protected edit request on 1 July 2016[edit]

"estimates from 12 to 22.5 million" is incorrect. There are around 14m Kurds are living in Turkey. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurdish_population Stardust al (talk) 09:29, 1 July 2016 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. — JJMC89(T·C) 20:39, 1 July 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 1 July 2016[edit]

http://ekurd.net/mismas/articles/misc2012/9/turkey4166.htm

In this article it says "there are 22,691,824 Kurds in Turkey, mostly born in Kurdish cities in the southeast of the country. Therefore, out of Turkey’s 74.7 million citizens, more than 30 percent are Kurds. These records only include people who have been registered at official government institutions." It does not mean that the people who born in these cities are Kurdish, vice versa it means they are Turkish because country is Turkey, and they are Turkish Citizens, not Kurdish citizens. It is not a reliable source.

Stardust al (talk) 09:32, 1 July 2016 (UTC)

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format.  B E C K Y S A Y L E 14:06, 6 July 2016 (UTC)

World Factbook figures given in this article are interpreted incorrectly[edit]

"Turkish 70-75%, Kurdish 18%, other minorities 7-12% (2008 est.)"CIA Factbook Note that this is a 2008 estimate. The population is stated to be "79,414,269 (July 2015 est.)" The footnote also has an estimate from a 2002 book, given publication times the estimate is probably from 2001, ie 15 years old.

In other words, the Kurdish population of Turkey IN 2008 was estimated to be 18%. But what was the population then? Our article on Demographics of Turkey says 71,517,100 and one of the sources, an official Turkish one, so we end up with 12,873,078. Doug Weller talk 12:42, 1 July 2016 (UTC)