Turkish Wikipedia

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Type of site
Internet encyclopedia project
Available in Turkish
Headquarters San Francisco, California
Owner Wikimedia Foundation
Website tr.wikipedia.org
Commercial No
Registration Optional
Launched December 2002; 14 years ago (2002-12)
Current status Active

The Turkish Wikipedia (Turkish: Türkçe Vikipedi) is the Turkish language edition of Wikipedia, spelled Vikipedi. Started in December 2002, as of 27 June 2017 this edition has 294,128 articles and is the 29th largest Wikipedia edition.[1]

In November 2006, the Turkish Wikipedia was nominated under the Science category for Altın Örümcek Web Ödülleri (tr) (Golden Spider Web Awards), which are commonly known as the "Web Oscars" for Turkey.[2] In January 2007, the Turkish Wikipedia was given the award for "Best Content" in this competition. The award was given in a ceremony on 25 January 2007 at Istanbul Technical University.[3][4]

In 2015, its banner drawing attention to the gender bias on Wikipedia drew the attention of Turkish media.[5]

On 29 April 2017, the Turkish government blocked access to Wikipedia.[6] While the reasons for the blockage are unrevealed, some believe that the encyclopedia has been blocked because the Turkish government is concerned about the appearance of articles critical of its actions regarding Turkey–ISIL cooperation.[7][8]

Milestones[edit]

  • January 2004 — 100 articles
  • July 2004 — 1,000 articles
  • November 2005 — 10,000 articles
  • March 2007 — ~55,000 articles
  • February 2008 — 100,000 articles[9]
  • 9 December 2012 — 200,000 articles[10]

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