Turkish Wikipedia

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Favicon of Wikipedia Turkish Wikipedia
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; 15 years ago (2002-12)
Current status Semiactive. Banned in Turkey by Turkish government.

The Turkish Wikipedia (Turkish: Türkçe Vikipedi) is the Turkish language edition of Wikipedia, spelled Vikipedi. Started in December 2002, as of 19 October 2018 this edition has 317,357 articles and is the 30th 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]

The logo for the Turkish Wikipedia with censorship blackout

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]


  • 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]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "List of Wikipedias - Meta". Meta.wikimedia.org. Retrieved 2017-10-14.
  2. ^ "5. Altın Örümcek Web Ödülleri".
  3. ^ "Altın Örümcek - Geçmiş Yıllar - Değerlendirme Süreci".
  4. ^ "Altın Örümcek ödülleri açıklandı".
  5. ^ "Google 8 Mart Dünya Kadınlar Günü doodle'ı hazırladı" (in Turkish). Radikal. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Turkish authorities block Wikipedia". BBC. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Terör destekçisi Wikipedia'ya yasak" (in Turkish). Sabah. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
  8. ^ "Turkey blocks Wikipedia over what it calls terror 'smear campaign'". CNN. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
  9. ^ "List of Wikipedias/Table - Meta".
  10. ^ Wikipedia:Milestone statistics

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