Talk:List of districts in Turkey

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I finally finished the district maps - thank you for your patience! Rarelibra 17:56, 4 December 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for your contributions! Baristarim 07:27, 5 December 2006 (UTC)


Is it appropriate to add ''[[tr:belde]]'' to Administrative division, and the equiv on tr:belde? John Vandenberg 05:01, 29 July 2007 (UTC)


From what I understand, the administrative hierarchy in Turkey is 1) province (İl), 2) district (İlçe), 3a) municipality (Belediye) and 3b) village (Köy). However, the villages are grouped in something called Bucak, which is some kind of sub-district. How is a bucak administrated? From a municipality, or a village within the bucak? Is a bucak at the same level as a belediye?--Pjred (talk) 16:53, 12 July 2008 (UTC)

Greater city[edit]

I added a paragraph explaining the disprepancy in the population figures of the provinces with greater city. If you add up all district populations the sum is higher than the population of the province. The problem is that the capital city population is counted twice. So the capital city population should be disregarded in addition. Nedim Ardoğa (talk) 08:49, 26 November 2009 (UTC)


Is there a way using some kind of vertical chart or a map to represent the different subdivisions of a non-metropolitan district? The article is a little cluttered, so there must be a better way to do this to clarify both the different types of districts, and then all of the different subdivisions of these districts. There needs to be a more concise way to represent this. Perhaps a study of the articles on subdivisions of other nations might help in reconfiguring this page to make it more clear? Simply jamming in paragraph after paragraph actually confuses things. --Criticalthinker (talk) 14:04, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

Okay, I've figured out a kind of fatal error in this page, which is going to require an entire restructuring of the page opening: This page confuses/conflates administrative divisions (Provinces and districts (central and standard/regular)) with municipal/political divisions (municipalities (metropolitan, standard/regular, district centers, and towns/villages/neighborhoods). That is to say, these are two different frameworks. Everyone in Turkey exists within a province and district, but not every part of Turkey is exists within a municipalities. Municipalities are not "administrative divisions." You could live in a part of a district, then, that is not covered by a village, neighborhood, town, or metropolitan municipalitiy. Municipal/political divisions can be mentioned on this page, but only secondarily. This makes sense to you all, correct? For instance, the sentence "Each municipality (belediye) in the urban zone (belde) of a district is an administrative division subject to elections depending on the province." is mostly incorrect. This seems to be talking about municipalities in non-metropolitan provinces, in which case the sentence would be totally false. A belediye or belde is not an administrative division, at all. I'll be rewriting the opening paragraphs of the page, then. Anyone have any objections or clarifications of anything I've explained incorrectly before I begin this? --Criticalthinker (talk) 14:41, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

Just a heads-up that I plan on doing the rewrite soon. Things to be done will include reduncing redundant sentences, irrelevant facts (such as some belde being larger than the district center belde they depend on). clarifying administrative division terms, and making clear distinction between the roles of districts in provinces and districts in metropolitan municipalities. Consequently, the opening section of the article will be greatly pared down to make it more clear and concise. Local governments such as Belde/belediye and their different kinds (regular belde and ilçe merkezi) will also be given special treatment in the article, but before I do that, I want to know what's the difference between the terms "belde" and "belediye" and which term should be used primarily in the article when refereing to these local governments associated with urbans areas/cities? --Criticalthinker (talk) 15:00, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Metropolitan Municiaplities[edit]

This article is a bit outdated, isn't it? With the 2013 constitutional redefinition of of metropolitan municipalities to now be coextensive with the provinces they were once included in, there needs to be changes to this page, correct? I just want to make sure before I rewrite this. Currently, for former metropolitan municipalities that had not yet taken in all of the districts in their province (all but two, I believe), you still have central districts bolded. In the new definition of metropolitan municipalities, since every district of a province is now included in these municipalities, there are no more designated central districts in these provinces. Also to that point, perhaps we should also make the distinction between provinces and metropolitan municipalities when naming them on the page to make things more clear. It's probably not enough to simply unbold the central districts and un-indent the number of districts comprising the pre-merged metropolitan muncipalities/provinces. --Criticalthinker (talk) 13:07, 26 June 2015 (UTC)