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Turkey official language is Turkish though Ethnologue lists many minority languages some of which are spoken by large numbers of people. According to the CIA World Factbook, the Turkish language is spoken by about 70–75% of Turkey's population, while Kurdish is spoken by approximately 18%. This country has no Wikimedia chapter and effort to established one is unknown.


In January 2012 Turkish Wikipedia rank 12 out of 280 language Wikipedia with 110 million views per month. As for active users (five edits per month) there are 462 users in December 2011 and 67 very active users per month (more than 100 edit per month). Kurdish Wikipedia rank 83 out of 280 languages Wikipedia. It has 5 very active users and 14 active users. It is unknown how many active/ very active users in this wikipedia reside in Turkey. In December 2011, there were 7,360 women of all ages from Turkey who were interested in Wikipedia.[1] According to Alexa, Wikipedia was ranked the 13th most popular site in the country in December 2011.[2]

Differences in accounts on Kurdish wiki projects where users explicitly state their gender.
Turkish women perspective to free knowledge
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Women in Turkey
  • Turkish women continue to struggle with gender gap, especially in the more conservative regions where traditional Islamic values are seen by some as impeding their social advancement. Female illiteracy is a major issue in Turkey, with 1 out of 5 women being unable to read or write. Illiteracy is particularly prevalent among rural women, who are often not sent to school as girls. The government and various other foundations are engaged in education campaigns in Southeastern Anatolia to improve the rate of literacy and education levels of women. A 2008 poll by the Women Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey showed that almost half of urban Turkish women believe economic independence for women is unnecessary reflecting, in the view of psychologist Leyla Navaro, a heritage of patriarchy. In 1980s, when women's movement gained impetus all over the world, there observed an increase in the number of voluntary women institutions established in Turkey. Through the mobilization of the general public, these women's institutions have played a significant part in leading the amendment and abolition of certain items discriminating women in both Civil Law and Penal Code and also have taken an active part in their consciousness-raising endeavors on women' problems. In recent years, alongside with the increase in the number of the centers for helping women who were victims of violence or abused, it is noticeable that the associations with special tasks of supporting and reinforcing the women's participation in politics have also come into being.
The Foundation

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Turks, men or women, were featured are part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.