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Turkish Wikipedia (Türkçe Vikipedi) is the Turkish language edition of Wikipedia, spelled Vikipedi. Started in December 2002, this edition has over 100,000 articles as of February 3, 2008.[1] It is the 17th largest Wikipedia based on article count, and it is one of 16 Wikipedias that have over four million article edits.[1] It is also one of the 13 Wikipedias that has more than 150,000 registered users.[1]

In November 2006, 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.[2] In January 2007, 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.[3][4]

As of May 2009, Turkish Wikipedia has the second-highest depth of content amongst the Wikipedias containing over 100,000 articles.[5]


  • The Turkish version of Wikipedia was launched in December 2002.
  • 100 articles were recorded by January 2004.
  • In July 2004 it passed 1,000 articles
  • By April 2005 it enjoyed an accelerated growth in membership and passed 10,000 articles in November 2005.
  • By March 12, 2006, it had over 18,500 articles and over 14,000 Users.
  • By March 18, 2007, it had 54,923 articles and 74,114 users.
  • As of May 9, 2007, the article count has already increased to 78,252 with 86,947 users.
  • By July 16, 2007, it had 85,923 articles and 97,114 users.
  • As of November 19, 2007, it had 95,245 articles and 118,881 users.
  • As of January 4, 2008, it had 97,700 articles and 127,000 users.
  • As of April 29, 2008, it had 105.900 articles and 151.870 users.
  • As of November 18, 2008, it had 119.195 articles, 186.639 users and 4.712.173 edits.


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The Turkish Wikipedia (In Turkish: Türkçe Vikipedi) is the Turkish-language edition of Wikipedia. This edition began in December 2002, and currently has over 124,000 articles. [1]



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