Turkey has blocked Wikipedia

Turkey blocked access to Wikipedia. On Saturday, April 29, according to Turkish publication Hurriyet.

According to media reports, the Wikipedia website is unavailable from 08:00 GMT. A lock is released, the Council on information technologies and communications of Turkey. The publication reports that all sections of the encyclopedia are not in the Turkish language is also available.

Earlier, on April 17, an unknown user changed the Wikipedia article about the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan in, giving him the title of “His Excellency the dictator Recep Tayyip Erdogan”. The edit was promptly removed by the editors, and the article is locked for editing for a week, but screenshots were widely distributed on social networks.

16 April, Turkey held a referendum on amendments to the basic law of the country. According to preliminary results, the amendment was supported by 51.4 percent of the vote. Public administration reform involves the abolition of the post of Prime Minister. The President will have the authority to appoint Vice-presidents, Ministers and senior officials, as well as the right to declare a state of emergency and to issue decrees that can be revoked only by an absolute majority of votes in Parliament.

In July in Turkey were blocked from the website WikiLeaks after it published a nearly 300 thousand e-mails of members of the ruling Party of justice and development.