Turkey has called the conditions for unblocking of Wikipedia
ANKARA, may 11 — RIA Novosti. Turkish authorities are ready to unlock the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, if it will remove the content about Turkey’s support for terrorism, and if Wikipedia is to pay taxes, said the Minister of transport, shipping and communications of the country Ahmet Arslan on Thursday.
Council on information technologies and communications of Turkey said earlier 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”.
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.
“You cannot show Turkey as a country that supports terrorism, such biased coverage caused great harm to the country and its image abroad. The Wikipedia editors sent us the texts are not put on the website was not removed improper content. Therefore, the decision was made to close the access. Now there is a trial. But if Wikipedia is correct errors and post the correct information, we will open access,” — said the Minister on air of NTV telekanala.
“We expect that they will act within the law. We want to fully meet the requirements of the courts, and demand that this area was not used as part of a campaign to demonize Turkey. More importantly, Turkey was openly their representation. They receive income from activities which are in Turkey. We want them to pay taxes,” added Arslan.