Turkey blocked “Wikipedia”

Turkey blocked “Wikipedia”

ANKARA, April 29 — RIA Novosti. The Turkish authorities blocked the access to the resources of the online encyclopedia “Wikipedia”, the newspaper Hurriyet on Saturday, citing a decision of the Council on information technologies and communication.

“In accordance with the law 5651, as a result of the technical and legal assessment of the Council on information technologies and communications subject to administrative actions against the website wikipedia.org from the 29th of April,” the newspaper quoted a statement from the Council.

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The reasons for this decision are not reported. In the office of RIA Novosti in Ankara access Wikipedia at the moment, no.

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.