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Turkic Wikimedia Conference 2023

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Turkic communities representatives in different Wikimedia events

Turkic Wikimedia Conference is an annual gathering of Wikimedians and supporters of Wikimedia projects in Turkic languages. The conference aims to bring together all the people who work on Wikimedia projects and support the development of projects and the Wikimedia Movement on a local and global level. Today, more than 200 million people speak Turkic languages, and the geography of the speakers unites Turkey, Azerbaijan, Iran, Central Asia, China, and Russia. On this basis, the development and support of communities of Turkic-speaking Wikimedians are critical.

The first Turkic Wikimedia Conference took place in 2012 in Kazakhstan. In 2022, Wikimedia Turkic UG conducted the first training on Wikidata for the Turkic communities, and there it was decided to resume the annual conference for the Turkic community of Wikimedia.

The second Turkic Wikimedia Conference occured from 20 to 22 October 2023 in Istanbul, Turkey, hosted by Wikimedia Turkic UG and WMTR.