Code of Ethics and Conduct


SIGTURK is the ACL Special Interest Group on Turkic Languages that aims to foster community brainstorming and collaboration on events and resources for the public good in open source etiquette. As these processes involve sync and async communication, this document specifies professional standards all participants of SIGTURK and SIGTURK-related dialogue agree to uphold to promote formal reliability of SIGTURK outputs, respect, competence, responsibility, and integrity while recognizing the rapidly changing society and the necessity to exercise more considerable caution in this spirit by every participant.

SIGTURK also recognizes the following documents as authoritative, and their reading should interpret the authoring organization’s name as SIGTURK under all respect to the license of the individual page:


In the interest of fostering an open and welcoming environment, we as participants pledge to make participation in SIGTURK and SIGTURK Community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, level of experience, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, perspectives, or sexual identity and orientation. We are present in this organization for common work denominators that we deem worthy of contribution through self-assessment and pledge to respect alternative interpretations for building a common framework for interoperable, reusable, and measurable additions.


Examples of behavior that contributes to creating a positive environment include:

  • Using welcoming and inclusive language

  • Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences

  • Gracefully accepting constructive criticism

  • Focusing on what is best for the community

  • Showing empathy towards other community members

Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include:

  • The use of sexualized language or imagery and unwelcome sexual attention or advances

  • Trolling, insulting/derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks

  • Trafficking in disinformation, unsubstantiated slanderous rumors, and conspiracy theories

  • Public or private harassment

  • Publishing others' confidential information, such as a physical or electronic address, without explicit permission

  • Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting


This document should be either directly present or be an explicitly visible reference link in all SIGTURK efforts, including events and resources. Any reported violation should be subject to immediate investigation and deterrent action in line with ACL guidelines by the Executive Committee of SIGTURK.