Turkish Wikipedia

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Favicon of Wikipedia Turkish Wikipedia
85%
Type of site
Internet encyclopedia project
Available inTurkish
HeadquartersSan Francisco, California
OwnerWikimedia Foundation
URLtr.wikipedia.org
CommercialNo
RegistrationOptional
LaunchedDecember 2002; 18 years ago (2002-12)
Current statusActive. Regional ban lifted on 15 January 2020

The Turkish Wikipedia (Turkish: Türkçe Vikipedi) is the Turkish language edition of Wikipedia, spelled Vikipedi. Started on 5 December 2002, as of 20 October 2021 this edition has 430,829 articles and is the 31st largest Wikipedia edition, and ranks 8th in terms of depth among Wikipedias.[1]

History[edit]

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 the Turkish media.[5]

On 29 April 2017, the Turkish government blocked access to Wikipedia.[6] While the reasons for the blockage were unrevealed, some believe that the encyclopedia had been blocked due to the Turkish government's concerns about articles critical of its actions regarding Turkey–ISIL cooperation.[7][8] In December 2019, Turkey's highest court ruled that the ban violated freedom of expression. On 15 January 2020, the ban was lifted after 991 days.[9]

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[10]
  • 9 December 2012 — 200,000 articles[11]
  • 27 April 2021 — 400,000 articles

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Wikipedias - Meta". Meta.wikimedia.org. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
  2. ^ "5. Altın Örümcek Web Ödülleri".
  3. ^ "Altın Örümcek - Geçmiş Yıllar - Değerlendirme Süreci". Archived from the original on 9 December 2015. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  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 News. BBC. 29 April 2017. 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. ^ "Turkey restores access to Wikipedia after 991 days". NetBlocks. 15 January 2020. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  10. ^ "List of Wikipedias/Table - Meta".
  11. ^ Wikipedia:Milestone statistics

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