Template talk:PD-Turkey

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Commons:Deletion requests/Template:PD-TR-Gov[edit]

There is a discussion about this template and what is covered under this category. Commons:Deletion requests/Template:PD-TR-Gov. The if the photographer alive it is 70+. If the image belongs to goverment, after 70 years of it's publication it is in public domain. --OttomanReference 03:16, 24 November 2007 (UTC)


I moved the template because the gov suffix incorrectly implied it was only for works produced by the Turkish government. The template still addresses multiple unrelated cases, which is also a problem. Superm401 - Talk 07:03, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

I hope nobody bites my head off for this, because I'm the person who changed the template! The expropriation case appears problematic to me because it requires proof (of proper expropriation). The only blanket rule I am aware of is "all images of Ataturk are public domain", and I can't even document that. However, Turkey is not yet a litigious society, and I can not imagine anyone will sue us for publishing historical pictures. The safest thing is to rely on the time clause. --Adoniscik(t, c) 04:34, 10 August 2008 (UTC)


According to the Article 27 of the Turkish copyright law, the copyright of those files have not expired.

Turkish copyright law

Category:PD Tr

Art. 27. The term of protection shall last for the lifetime of the author and for 70 years after his death. If there is more than one author, this period shall end upon the expiry of 70 years after the death of the last remaining author. The term of protection for works that have been first made public after the death of the author shall be 70 years after the date of death. The term of protection in the cases determined in the first paragraph of Article 12 shall be 70 years from the date on which the work was made public, unless the author reveals his name before expiry of such term. If the first author is a legal person, the term of protection shall be 70 years from the date on which the work was made public.

Takabeg (talk) 03:16, 25 September 2011 (UTC)

PD-Ottoman Empire[edit]

I've removed the mention of {{PD-Ottoman Empire}} from all language versions, as regardless of the disputed validity of that template, it only relates to whether something is in the public domain outside Turkey. Turkish law applies within Turkey for Ottoman-era works published within the Turkish area of the Ottoman Empire - so either PD-Turkey applies, or some variation of the Ottoman law (which had mostly 30pma) or the work's still in copyright. See also Commons:Village_pump/Copyright#PD-Ottoman_Empire. Rd232 (talk) 15:44, 6 August 2012 (UTC)