The Turkish authorities explained the reason for blocking Wikipedia
ANKARA, April 29 — RIA Novosti. The Turkish authorities explained the blocking of Internet-encyclopedia “Wikipedia” that it “instead of a contribution to the fight against terrorism has become a part of a campaign to smear Turkey’s image in the international arena”, in particular, refused to remove the texts “about some of Ankara’s ties with terrorist organizations,” reports on Saturday, local Anadolu news Agency.
If the materials are removed, the lock can be lifted, said the authorities.
Council on information technologies and communications of Turkey earlier on Saturday, said that “in accordance with the law 5651, as a result of the technical and legal assessment 29 April, subject to administrative actions against the website wikipedia.org”.
In Turkey, the room has a law 5651 “On the regulation of Internet broadcasting and the struggle with crimes committed in this sphere”. Previously, the law was repeatedly criticized by the opposition, as it, in its opinion, not only violates freedom of expression, but severely restricts citizens ‘ right to access to information.
According to the Agency, which refers to the Ministry of transport and communications of Turkey, “the leadership of Wikipedia is made aware of the necessity of failure from posting false information about some of Ankara’s ties with terrorist organizations,” but despite repeated warnings, the YouTube refused to remove the content.
In this regard, a decision was made about blocking access to online encyclopedias, according to the Ministry. The Ministry stressed that in case of fulfilling the requirements of access to the resource can be restored.