Censorship: Access to Wikipedia is Blocked in Turkey
UPDATE May 5, 2017 Turkish Court Rejects Wikipedia’s Appeal Over Website’s Blocking (via Reuters)
||| Turkey Court Rejects Wikipedia Appeal Over Blocking (via AFP)
UPDATE Statement by Wikimedia Re: Blocking of Wikipedia in Turkey, “Wikimedia Foundation urges Turkish authorities to Restore access to Wikipedia” (via Wikimedia Blog)
From the Turkey Blocks* :
The Turkey Blocks monitoring network has verified restrictions affecting the Wikipedia online encyclopaedia in Turkey. A block affecting all language editions of the website detected at 8:00AM local time Saturday 29 April. The loss of availability is consistent with internet filters used to censor content in the country.
A formal judgement has been issued in approval of the administrative measure, indicating that a permanent restriction is now in place.
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* Turkey Blocks was a recipient of a 2017 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Award
See Also: Turkey Blocks Access to Wikipedia (via Reuters)
Turkey’s communications ministry said Wikipedia was attempting to run a “smear campaign” against Turkey, saying some articles purported that Ankara was coordinating with militant groups, state-run Anadolu news agency reported.
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