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Turkey Blocks Access to Wikipedia

May 1, 2017

Turkey Blocks Access to Wikipedia

“Turkish residents were unable to access Wikipedia on Saturday after the government blocked the site, citing content ‘showing Turkey in coordination and aligned with various terrorist groups,’ according to the Anadolu news agency.

The government has not officially commented on the outage. But the Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ministry told the state-run agency, ‘Instead of coordinating against terrorism, (Wikipedia) has become part of an information source which is running a smear campaign against Turkey in the international arena.'”

— “Turkey Blocks Wikipedia, Accusing It Of Running ‘Smear Campaign,'” Amy Held, NPR


“Turkey just banned Wikipedia, labeling it a ‘national security threat,’” Amanda Erickson, Washington Post

“Turkey blocks Wikipedia under law designed to protect national security,”Reuters, via The Guardian

“2017 block of Wikipedia in Turkey,” Wikipedia


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