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Turkish Wikitravel Expedition

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More than 3 users are welcome to sign up, but we need at least 3 to get started.
More than 3 users are welcome to sign up, but we need at least 3 to get started.

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The Turkish Wikitravel Expedition is an expedition to create a Turkish-language version of Wikitravel.

For more information on multilingual Wikitravel policy, please see Language version policy.


Turkish is a language spoken by 100 million people worldwide, mainly in Turkey, Cyprus, and the Balkans, but also by expatriate communities, particularly in Germany, France, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the USA. These travelers would be well-served by a Wikitravel travel guide in their language.

In addition, contributions in Turkish would help the other Wikitravel language versions. Many Turkish-speaking areas are major travel destinations; having locals update information in their native tongue (which could then be translated to other languages) would make for better information in all the Wikitravel guides. Turkish-speakers are also frequent travelers and would have a lot to contribute on other destinations and topics.


This Expedition has the following goals:

  • To collect a good base of Turkish-speaking users willing to take this project further.
  • To choose a go-between who can keep users on the English-language site up-to-date on developments on Turkish Wikitravel, and vice-versa
  • To translate the interface files for Wikitravel into Turkish
  • To launch the new Turkish-language Wikitravel.
  • To translate the pages and create the infrastructure necessary to make Example Wikitravel useful and friendly for new Turkish-speaking contributors.
  • To make Turkish Wikitravel an integrated part of the Wikitravel family.


The Language version policy lists the steps necessary to get a Turkish-language Wikitravel in place.

Gathering a team of users

To get this project started, we need at least 3 Turkish-speaking users willing to help start the Turkish Wikitravel. This means helping to translate the interface files, create content on the new Wikitravel, and to create the necessary infrastructure to make Wikitravel welcoming and useful for the next wave of contributors.

If you're interested, please create a user account on this Wikitravel, and sign the list below. To sign, edit this page and just type ~ 4 times, like "~~~~".

More than 3 users are welcome to sign up, but we need at least 3 to get started.


If there are no objections, Runningfridgesrule, the person who started this Expedition, has volunteered to act as go-between for this new language.

Language interface file

MediaWiki, the software that runs Wikitravel, uses a language interface file to make the links and names and prompts and stuff readable in other languages. We need to customize a new version to work for Turkish Wikitravel.

We can collaboratively do this at en:Wikitravel:LanguageTr.php. It's started off with the Wikipedia language file, and we can use the English en:Wikitravel:Language.php file as a reference for things that need to be changed. It's mostly just changing the name of the site (Wikipedia -> Wikitravel), the name of the license, and the names of some important pages.