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Turkey is not considered Europe?

koseku
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Koray Sercan K Member Since: Dec 30, 2019
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I am from Istanbul(Europe) and i found a job which requires my location from Europe but i cannot apply. I think your system considers my location as Asia?

g_vasilevski
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Goran V Moderator Member Since: Mar 24, 2017
2 of 14

Hi Koray,

 

One of our team members will reach out to you via ticket as soon as possible and assist you further with your account. Thank you.

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prestonhunter
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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
3 of 14

Turkey, by land mass, is positioned 95% in Asia and 5% in Europe.

petra_r
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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
4 of 14

Preston H wrote:

Turkey, by land mass, is positioned 95% in Asia and 5% in Europe.


Telling a Turkish person about their own location by copy-pasting from World-Atlas...

 

Classic.

 

Istanbul is considered to be in Europe, as is the rest of the European part of the country on the European side of the Bospherus, so "land-mass" of the rest of the country is irrelevant.

prestonhunter
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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
5 of 14

Turkey is in Asia.

 

Upwork's software divides countries into continents, just like nearly every software system. It's not really any more complicated than that.

 

It would be complicated to modify the source code and database in order to implement exceptions.

grbovic-stevan
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Stevan G Member Since: Sep 19, 2019
6 of 14


If I am from French Guiana and we all there have french citizenship, does that mean that EU has a border with Brasil?

copy-pasting from World-Atlas...

 

Classic

3Smiley Happy

colettelewis
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Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
7 of 14

French Guiana is a department of France and therefore, is part of the EU.  It does not matter what country it borders with. 

 

Turkey is not a member of the EU but "geographically" is a sort  of buffer zone between the Middle East (or western Asia) and Europe.

koseku
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Koray Sercan K Member Since: Dec 30, 2019
8 of 14

I dont know why there must be strict division between continents since this is not a geography class? I of course know we are mainly in asia but that doesn't mean anything. Turkey is part of many European organisations, we have more economic relations with Europe rather than Asia. 

All north african, middle east and central asian countries have relation with Europe. How do you think Roman Empire was built?

prestonhunter
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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
9 of 14

It is not a geography class.

It is computer software.

 

I am not the one in charge of any of this. I am only explaining why it works the way that it works. I can explain because I regularly create this kind of computer algorithm myself. Wherein each country is assigned to a continent.

 

Upwork already said they'll look into this matter. Maybe they'll change things.

versailles
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Rene K Member Since: Jul 10, 2014
10 of 14

Slightly unrelated, IDK if this is still the case, but Upwork used to see Mexico as not being in North America.

 

And economically speaking at least, it's true that it would make sense to have Turkey in Europe since the places in Turkey where most of its economy happens are mostly located on the European continent.

 

 

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