The Turkish Wikipedia (Turkish: Türkçe Vikipedi) is the Turkish language edition of Wikipedia, spelled Vikipedi. Started in December 2002, as of 6 April 2020 this edition has 346,249 articles and is the 30th largest Wikipedia edition.
Type of site
|Internet encyclopedia project|
|Headquarters||San Francisco, California|
|Current status||Active. Regional ban lifted on 15 January 2020|
In November 2006, the Turkish Wikipedia was nominated under the Science category for Altın Örümcek Web Ödülleri (Golden Spider Web Awards), which are commonly known as the "Web Oscars" for Turkey. 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.
On 29 April 2017, the Turkish government blocked access to Wikipedia. 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. 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.
In 2019 the Turkish Wikipedia has 226 thousand unique categories and 4.59% of them do not have appropriate page in the category namespace. The average article in this language version has 7 categories, while number of unique categories per articles ratio is 0.694. The largest number of articles has People (28%) and Geography (10%) category. In Turkish Wikipedia articles related to Nature and Crime has the highest average quality. Content about Politics is read more often and articles in Events category have the highest authors' interest on average.
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