Saturday, April 29, 2017

Turkey Has Blocked The Popular Online Encyclopedia Wikipedia

A reporter's laptop shows the Wikipedia blacked out opening page in Brussels January 18, 2012. REUTERS/Yves Herman

BBC: Turkish authorities block Wikipedia without giving reason

Turkey has blocked all access inside the country to the online encyclopaedia Wikipedia.

Officials said "an administrative measure" had been taken, but gave no reason why.

Turkish media said authorities had asked Wikipedia to remove content by writers "supporting terror".

Turkey has temporarily blocked social media sites including Facebook and Twitter in the past, usually following protests or terror attacks.

The Turkey Blocks monitoring group said Wikipedia was unreachable from 08:00 (05:00 GMT). People in Istanbul were unable to access any pages without using a Virtual Private Network (VPN).

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More News On Turkey Blocking Wikipedia

Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia -- Reuters
Access to Wikipedia blocked in Turkey -- ABC News/AP
Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia over 'terror' claims -- AFP
Turkey Shuts Wikipedia as Opposition Party Cries Censorship -- Bloomberg
Turkey blocks Wikipedia under law designed to protect national security -- The Guardian
Turkey blocks Wikipedia without court order or explanation -- Independent
Turkey blocks Wikipedia for 'not removing content' -- Al Jazeera
Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia, claiming 'smear campaign' -- The Hill
Turkey blocks Wikipedia, expanding censorship -- DW
‘What’s he hiding?’ Wikipedia reportedly blocked by Erdogan’s government in Turkey -- RT

6 comments:

fred lapides said...

Turkey was for many the example of a Muslim majority still able to maintain a secular state. That is over. Gone. Turkey now joins other authoritarian run religious nations.

Aizino Smith said...

Turkey is now a kindred spirit with the many liberal snowflakes on American college campuses that try to shut down or actually shutdown free speech.

B.Poster said...

No wonder the Turks and these "liberal snowflakes" like each other so much and no wonder the "left" always makes common cause with pretty much any dictator. They think exactly alike!!

fred lapides said...

Grow up

Aizino Smith said...

Fred,

WTFU,

"Dartmouth Study Finds Democrats Are The Least Tolerant Students On Campus "

Aizino Smith said...


Fred,

Here is one for you.

"A Dress Rehearsal for Pearl Harbor?"

the E American flags billowing from her bow and aft staffs"

"Roosevelt ordered the CENSORING of the close-ups of Japanese pilots faces before the newsreel was released to American theaters."

1937 baby - peacetime and a FUCKERCRAT pol is censoring - trying to shape the narrative

Nothing like strafing diplomats , journalists and American sailors

No doubt reading it gives some peckerheads a woody.

ISBN-13: 978-0-7858-3507-3