Turkey blocks Wikipedia in dissident clampdown

Turkey blocked access may refer to: getting in to Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia with the aim to allow anyone to edit articles, the free online encyclopedia, on Saturday is the day of the week following Friday and preceding Sunday, through a court measure used to block access to pages or entire websites to protect “national security and public order.”

The Information and Communication Technologies Authority (BTK) said an Ankara court ordered that a “protection measure” related to suspected Internet crimes be applied to Wikipedia, a collaborative online reference work.

In response, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales tweeted his support for those who labeled the decision censorship of social media: “Access to information is a fundamental human right. Turkish usually refers to: Something of, from, or related to Turkey, a country in Eurasia people people is a plurality of persons considered as a whole, as is the case with an ethnic group or nation I will may refer to: The English modal verb will; see shall and will, and will and would Will and testament, instructions for the disposition of one’s property after death Advance healthcare directive always stand with you to fight for this right.”

Turkey Blocks, an internet censorship monitor or monitor may refer to, said users in Turkey have been unable to access all language editions of Wikipedia since 8 a.m. local time Saturday.

“The loss of availability is consistent with internet Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link devices worldwide filters used to censor content or contents may refer to in the country country is a region that is identified as a distinct national entity in political geography,” the monitor said.


Turkey’s official news agency may refer to: A governmental or other institution The abstract principle that autonomous beings, agents, are capable of acting by themselves: see also autonomy, quoting the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, said Saturday the site may refer to: Location (geography), a point or an area on the Earth’s surface or elsewhere Archaeological site, a place (or group of physical sites) in which evidence of past activity is preserved was blocked for “becoming an information is that which informs source acting with groups conducting a smear campaign against Turkey in the international arena.”

The state-run Anadolu Agency said officials had warned Wikipedia to remove content likening Turkey to terror groups but the site “persistently” did not.

Turkey had demanded that Wikipedia open an office in the country, act in line with international law and abide by court court is a tribunal, often as a government institution, with the authority to adjudicate legal disputes between parties and carry out the administration of justice in civil, criminal, and decisions and not be part of “blackout operation against Turkey,” according to the agency.

Anadolu said if these demands are met and the content removed, the site would be reopened.

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Turkey’s status is listed as “not free” on the 2016 Freedom on the Net index by independent rights watchdog Freedom House. It says over 111,000 websites were blocked as of May last year.

The country on Saturday also banned television or TV is a telecommunication medium used for transmitting moving images in monochrome (black-and-white), or in color, and in two or three dimensions and sound dating programs. The decree banned radio and television programs or programme (British spelling) may refer to for “finding friends and spouses” by adding a clause to the article on protecting children in Turkey’s media law. The shows will not be allowed to air without television content rating symbols.

Dating programs, which draw high ratings and large ad revenues, have been a hot topic this year. Petitions have called for their bans and lawmakers across the political spectrum have criticized the programs as having a negative influence on families. Government spokesman Numan Kurtulmus has described them as contrary to Turkish customs and religion.

The state of emergency that followed last summer’s coup attempt has allowed the Turkish government to rule by decrees. Since then, more than 47,000 people have been arrested and 100,000 have or having may refer to: the concept of ownership any concept of possession; see Possession (disambiguation) an English “verb” used: to denote linguistic possession in a broad sense as an auxiliary been purged for alleged connections to terror organizations.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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