Requests for new languages/Wikivoyage Turkish

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wikivoyage Turkish
submitted verification final decision
Applications-system.svg This language has been verified as eligible.
The language is eligible for a project, which means that the subdomain can be created once there is an active community and a localized interface, as described in the language proposal policy. You can discuss the creation of this language project on this page.

Once the criteria are met, the language committee can proceed with the approval.

If you think the criteria are met, but the project is still waiting for approval, feel free to notify the committee and ask them to consider its approval.

  • 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 (SILEthnologue) 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:
  • en label = Turkish
  • native label (P1705) = Türkçe
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language, modern language / Oghuz languages
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) = tr
  • writing system (P282) = Turkish alphabet
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 71,435,850, 350,000, 78,527,240, 380,300

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.
You can optionally list your user name if you are an active contributor to the test wiki. Add "N" next to your name if you are a native speaker of this language.
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 135x135 PNG derivative from a decent SVG image (instructions)
Default project timezone Europe/İstanbul "Continent/City", e.g. "Europe/Brussels" or "America/Mexico City" (see list of valid timezones)
Additional namespaces For example for a Wikisource which would need "Page", "Page talk", "Index", "Index talk"
Additional settings Anything else that should be set
submit phabricator task (includes everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings)



  • Support, I support this project. --Hetanaheta (talk) 06:51, 11 December 2012 (UTC)
  • 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)
  • Support Hi. I support this project and if necessary, I can translate it. İntroducial (talk) 16:55, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
  • Support -- Supermæn (talk) 14:37, 25 January 2013 (UTC)
  • Comment Comment The creator of this page = Zazamental & Hetanaheta are sockpuppets. Takabeg (talk) 15:11, 25 January 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose Per my comment above.--Rapsar (talk) 16:41, 25 January 2013 (UTC)
  • 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)
  • Support Destek olalım, ama test-projeye katkı yapmayı unutmayalım. --►Cekli829 04:56, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support --Koroğlu (talk) 16:41, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
  • 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)
  • Support --Adem20 (talk) 13:05, 21 February 2016 (UTC)
  • 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)
  • Support --By erdo can • TLK 09:42, 14 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Strong support Totally agree with George Ho. --Gce (talk) 21:40, 28 July 2017 (UTC)
  • Support I think it will get more support if approved. --ToprakM 14:21, 3 September 2018 (UTC)
  • 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)
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)
  • 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)