Requests for new languages/Wikivoyage Turkish

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wikivoyage Turkish

submitted verification final decision


This proposal has been approved.
The Board of Trustees and language committee have deemed that there is sufficient grounds and community to create the new language project.

A committee member provided the following comment:

Approved on 2021-01-05. --MF-W 21:20, 5 January 2021 (UTC) phabricator:T271260Reply[reply]
  • The community needs to develop an active test project; it must remain active until approval (automated statistics, recent changes). It is generally considered active if the analysis lists at least three active, not-grayed-out editors listed in the sections for the previous few months.
  • The community needs to complete required MediaWiki interface translations in that language (about localization, translatewiki, check completion).
  • The community needs to discuss and complete the settings table below:
What Value Example / Explanation
Language code tr (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Turkish Language name in English
Language name Türkçe Language name in your language. This will appear in the language list on Special:Preferences, in the interwiki sidebar on other wikis, ...
Language Wikidata item Q256 - item has currently the following values:
Item about the language at Wikidata. It would normally include the Wikimedia language code, name of the language, etc. Please complete at Wikidata if needed.
Directionality LTR Is the language written from left to right (LTR) or from right to left (RTL)?
Links Links to previous requests, or references to external websites or documents.
Project name Vikigezgin "Wikivoyage" in your language
Project namespace Vikigezgin usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace Vikigezgin tartışma "Wikivoyage talk" (the discussion namespace of the project namespace)
Enable uploads no Default is "no". Preferably, files should be uploaded to Commons.
If you want, you can enable local file uploading, either by any user ("yes") or by administrators only ("admin").
Notes: (1) This setting can be changed afterwards. The setting can only be "yes" or "admin" at approval if the test creates an Exemption Doctrine Policy (EDP) first. (2) Files on Commons can be used on all Wikis. (3) Uploading fair-use images is not allowed on Commons (more info). (4) Localisation to your language may be insufficient on Commons.
Optional settings
Project logo File:Wikivoyage-Logo-v3-tr.svg This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone Europe/Istanbul "Continent/City", e.g. "Europe/Brussels" or "America/Mexico City" (see list of valid timezones)
Additional namespaces For example, a Wikisource would need "Page", "Page talk", "Index", "Index talk", "Author", "Author talk".
Additional settings Anything else that should be set
submit Phabricator task. It will include everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings. After creating the task, add a link to the comment.



  • Support, I support this project. --Hetanaheta (talk) 06:51, 11 December 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment Comment The community of Turkish Wikipedia had a little discussion about this issue in Village Pump. Users proposed Vikigezgin (Wikitraveller) and Vikigezi/seyehat/yolculuk (Wikivoyage/travel) for the name of the project. But, if you can take a look at here (Tr. Wikisource), here (Tr. Wikinews) and here (Tr. Wikibook); you can see that these projects are not going well. I don't think this project is going to be active, neither.--Rapsar (talk) 08:27, 11 December 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Hi. I support this project and if necessary, I can translate it. İntroducial (talk) 16:55, 10 January 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support -- Supermæn (talk) 14:37, 25 January 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment Comment The creator of this page = Zazamental & Hetanaheta are sockpuppets. Takabeg (talk) 15:11, 25 January 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose Per my comment above.--Rapsar (talk) 16:41, 25 January 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment Comment Please be aware that such things don't affect the possibility of having this request open and contributing to the test-project on Incubator. As the header above says, only active test-projects have a chance to be approved. --MF-W 17:17, 25 January 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Destek olalım, ama test-projeye katkı yapmayı unutmayalım. --►Cekli829 04:56, 3 March 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support --Koroğlu (talk) 16:41, 1 April 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Proje inkübatörden çıkarılırsa daha çok destek alır. projects will receive more support if from the incubator .--Demircimehmed (talk) 08:18, 24 June 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support --Adem20 (talk) 13:05, 21 February 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support - Should be a healthy break for Turkish Wikipedian and a break from recent politics lately. --George Ho (talk) 04:10, 13 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support --By erdo can • TLK 09:42, 14 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Strong support Totally agree with George Ho. --Gce (talk) 21:40, 28 July 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support I think it will get more support if approved. --ToprakM 14:21, 3 September 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Neutral. Should be a good project, but as Rapsar (Nanahuatl) said, this probably won't be an active project. This still doesn't get the attention it deserves. But in the future, why not?--evrifaessa ❯❯❯ talk 17:25, 17 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Not even a concensus in 8 years to start the project, no notable activities for all those years. There is no proof that the project will be an active one. If you want to start, be my guest, but that's my opinion :)--Nanahuatl (talk) 19:57, 17 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Strong support. As a test administrator of Turkish Wikivoyage in Incubator, I can say that the project is making a huge jump these days. As of August 2020, we have 8 active users (those who made more than 10 edits in a month are counted as an active user, see here for more information). I'm planning to propose a sitenotice in the sister project Turkish Wikipedia to attract more users, but before that, we're getting all the basic policies and guidelines ready to help new users make a quick and easy start to the project. Turkey is a country with many tourist attraction, and most of the native Turkish speakers are located in Turkey, so Wikivoyage won't have trouble with creating content. The activity level grows day to day, and will probably see a huge rise after the sitenotice goes live in Turkish Wikipedia. I'm pretty sure that the project will get its own dedicated subdomain in a few months.--evrifaessa ❯❯❯ talk 07:55, 31 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi there! (Ping user:Ömerbysl, user:ToprakM, user:Evrifaessa, user:Can). As this project will probably be approved soon, please check whether the settings for the new wiki - given in the table at the top of the page - are correct. --MF-W 21:33, 29 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It's great to hear! I confirm the settings are correct. --ToprakM 22:15, 29 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Awesome.--evrifaessa ❯❯❯ talk 16:55, 30 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]