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Time zone (infobox) in Turkey articles[edit]

Hi All - newbie alert! :) Earlier today I reviewed/edited (by way of the WP:ASE list, not because I'd claim any expertise in the subject) a couple of small articles on Turkish villages, and noticed that in both cases the time zone in the infobox was shown as EET (winter) / EEST (summer). AFAIK, Turkey is now year-round on the FET. Assuming I'm right, and further assuming that this is something that needs to be corrected in a number of articles, is there an easy way of doing it (say, a tame bot?) without a lot of manual editing? Or if not, could this be added as a project task (if it isn't already)? Cheers, DoubleGrazing (talk) 10:28, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

I don't think we need a bot to accomplish the task. In the past we also had a term when the summer time was used during the winter. This was a temporary practice and it was soon abandoned. No need to hurry. Nedim Ardoğa (talk) 12:49, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
@Nedim Ardoğa: Are you suggesting that Turkey's current FET observance is temporary also? If so, what do you base this on? And as to whether we need to 'hurry' or not, I'm not saying correcting the time zone references should be anyone's top priority, just flagging up an issue that needs addressing at some point (unless you're right, and the country reverts to its earlier time zones). DoubleGrazing (talk) 08:50, 21 June 2018 (UTC)
It probably is. Nedim Ardoğa (talk) 14:07, 19 July 2018 (UTC)

Turkish people article[edit]

This is the third time I am writing this. Hopefully it does not get ignored this time. The following sentence has been added to the Turkish people lead without any discussion. "It has been discovered through the Turkish genealogy database that at least 2 million of those who identify as Turks are in reality ethnically Armenian, most of whom were survivors of the Armenian Genocide". Neither of the sources cited for this sentence claim this. The Al-monitor article does not mention any type of statistics. The closest is from the independent article saying "Perhaps two million Turks have Armenian grandmothers" at the very end. This is made by Robert Fisk. Robert Fisk is not a historian or demographer nor does he have access to Turkish Genealogy data and yet an offhand comment made by a journalist is being presented as though it is the result of an investigation into Turkish genealogy data.

I believe this is an edit made in bad faith as the note on the page history is "expanded the lead a bit..." left by a user who regularly engages in aggressive edit feuds with other users. Bertan92 (talk) 15:41, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

Why don't you make the necessary corrections ? Nedim Ardoğa (talk) 14:03, 19 July 2018 (UTC)
Looks like somebody has. I still think it doesn't belong in the article. It's an offhand claim made by a random journalist. Can we look into banning the user who made the edit. There are so many violations in this one edit it's not even funny.Bertan92 (talk) 16:14, 19 July 2018 (UTC)

Check sources?[edit]

Hi! I had a student in one of my Wiki Education courses tell me that some of the content in the article on Özgür Dengiz was plagiarized from the sources in the article. I was wondering if someone fluent in Turkish could go through and help me verify this. I can use Google Translate, but I would greatly appreciate someone who reads the language to examine this as well. ReaderofthePack (。◕‿◕。) 20:51, 6 September 2018 (UTC)

Multiple undiscussed page moves[edit]

Doltjank (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log)

Hi All, Doltjank has made several page moves of Turkey related articles, At the first glance, It appears to me that these moves were un-necessary. Please review and let me know if you believe these moves need a revert. User:Ammarpad had requested a revert of move at WP:RMT which I have completed. Please let me know if more need to be done. regards. --DBigXray 17:21, 27 September 2018 (UTC)

@DBigXray: Thanks for your attention. It seems that this user is trying to rename some articles with Turkish-language name into their spelling in Greek-language, which is not necessary. Because, the original spelling is Turkish and Greek spelling is its derivative. All moves can be reverted. CeeGee 08:49, 4 October 2018 (UTC)
CeeGee, Thanks for reviewing them, I will start reverting these moves. If there is any move that you feel is appropriate ( due to a more common English name) please let me know by pointing it here. Doltjank This discussion thread is for your information. Please see WP:RM and follow the procedure, if you want to make any controversial page move in future. regards. --DBigXray 09:00, 4 October 2018 (UTC)
 Done some of the moves, that seemed in-appropriate to me. Some of the moves I have left for further review. if anyone of you require any further move over redirects, message me or post at WP:RMT--DBigXray 10:00, 4 October 2018 (UTC)
Pinging User:Calthinus User:Ktrimi991 if they have anything to add, cuz this guy was blocked at SPI today. --DBigXray 18:42, 8 October 2018 (UTC)
DBigXray nice catch -- I was unaware that this was a problem affecting WP:TURKEY too. Thanks for your help-- see also this Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/Incidents#Series_of_unilateral_move_provocations_without_any_discussion_or_consensus, help reverting his page move disruptions would be greatly appreciated. --Calthinus (talk) 18:44, 8 October 2018 (UTC)
 Done those pages, you asked at ANI have been reverted.--DBigXray 19:31, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

RfC on election/referendum naming format[edit]

An RfC on moving the year from the end to the start of article titles (e.g. South African general election, 2019 to 2019 South African general election) has been reopened for further comment, including on whether a bot could be used move the articles if it closed in favour of the change: Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (government and legislation)#Proposed change to election/referendum naming format. Cheers, Number 57 15:41, 20 October 2018 (UTC)