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rv of good faith edits by IP

I reverted some good faith edits by an IP editor on the grounds that they conflated Anatolia with Turkey. While all of Anatolia is now in Turkey, Turkey extends well to the east of Anatolia. Anatolia makes up the western 2/3 of Turkey, but the two are not coterminous. Athenean (talk) 00:07, 18 July 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I also reverted some not-so-good faith edits by IP 88.251, which is the banned User:Shuppiluliuma, who suffers from a serious case of WP:OWN and rved many helpful contributions without so much as a hint of discussion. Athenean (talk) 00:39, 18 July 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Some of the words do not originate from Greek!

"Anatolia (from Greek Aνατολή Anatolē — "East" or "(sun)rise"" is misinformation if not disinformation. Apparently this Wikipedia article is under Greek invasion, like whole western culture is under influence of pan-hellenism. Who cares about the meaning of the word in Greek? How shortsighted and ignorant is to assume that the word "Anatolia" originates from Greek, because western world learned it from Greeks and it was used by Greeks to describe the direction of the place relative to Greece? It doesn't prove anything but that Greeks do not belong there. Wikipedia readers have the right to find out the meaning of the word for the people of Anatolia, which in local tongue is "full of mothers" literally. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:52, 27 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Well, the Ionians were there first. If you can find a credible WP:RELY reference, we can discuss it, but the etymology appears to be Greek; the Turkish name a derivation from that, whatever it means nowdays in Turkic. Student7 (talk) 02:40, 30 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well, the Ionians were not Greek; they are among the ancestors of Turks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:24, 4 April 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
LOL, of COURSE they were! "The Ionians were one of the four major tribes that the Greeks considered themselves to be divided into during the ancient period" . . . — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:04, 3 August 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It doesn't matter who the Ionians were ancestors of; they spoke Ionic Greek. And the name Anatolia seems to be formed according to Ancient Greek word-formation rules: it has a Greek stem (ana-tol, o-grade of ana-tel-, the root of the verb anatéllō "raise up" or "rise") with a Greek suffix (-iā, used to form abstract nouns or country names). The Greek theory of the word's origin makes sense; what is your theory? What Turkish or Turkic words do you think "Anatolia" originated from? — Eru·tuon 02:08, 4 April 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Edit request from , 18 November 2011

You're missing the article "the". Please, change "As a result, Anatolia is one of archeologically richest places on earth." to "As a result, Anatolia is one of the archeologically richest places on earth.", because to my understanding of the English language the structure is "X is one of the (modifier)+(adjective) on earth."

Shadaypr (talk) 18:26, 18 November 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done. Thanks! __ Just plain Bill (talk) 20:50, 18 November 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]