The Turkish government demanded from Wikipedia to pay taxes. About it reports Reuters.
The Minister of transport and communications of Turkey, Ahmet Arslan stated that encyclopedia, if it wants to function normally in the Turkish segment of the Internet, you need to open an office in Turkey and to submit the tax Declaration to the relevant authorities.
Arslan also noted that the authorities have issued an official warning Wikipedia for content that is threatening the security of the state.
Wikipedia was blocked in Turkey on April 29. As explained by the Ministry of transport and communications of Turkey, it contained articles on Ankara’s ties with various terrorist organizations. The government is required to remove these “offensive material”, but the encyclopedia refused.
In July, Turkey had blocked the WikiLeaks website after it published nearly 300 thousand emails of members of the ruling Party of justice and development.