The Wikimedia movement in Turkey was featured in a Japanese web magazine

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I wrote an article for a Japanese web magazine “ENGLISH JOURNAL.” In that article, I introduced the Wikimedia movement in Turkey.



First, I introduced the activities of Wikimedia Community User Group Turkey before the 2017 block of Wikipedia in Turkey. Then, I featured the block which continued till 15 January 2020. The cases I mentioned in the article includes news from BBC, statements of Jimmy Wales and Wikimedia Foundation, and activities of Turkish Wikimedians during the block, which are listed up in 2017-2019 reports of the User Group.

Wikimedia lecture at Galatasaray Üniversitesi in 2019 (Basak, CC BY-SA 4.0)

In the second half of the article, I introduced the various Wikimedia Movement in Turkey after the block. The activities includes online Jazz editathon, photo contest, collaboration with a sport club, and international conferences! What I emphasized most in the article is student Wikipedia clubs in Turkey, which have implemented unique projects and have a strong tie with Wikimedians in my country Japan.

Japan-themed editathon held by Istanbul Bilgi University Wikipedia Student Club (Kurmanbek, CC BY-SA 4.0)

I hope this article helps people especially in Japan get interested in Wikimedia Movements around the world.

Web Archive

I made a web archive of the article by Wayback Machine on 3 March 2024.

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