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Turkey Purges 4000 More Officials, and Blocks Wikipedia - New York Times

ISTANBUL — The Turkish government expanded its crackdown on dissent and free expression over the weekend, purging nearly 4,000 more public officials, blocking access to Wikipedia and banning television matchmaking shows. A total of 3,974 civil ...and more »

Why Turkey Blocked Access to Wikipedia - The Atlantic

Turkey blocked access to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia on Saturday, citing a law that allows the government to ban certain websites for the protection of the public. The news is another measure in which President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has tightened ...and more »

Turkish authorities block Wikipedia without giving reason - BBC News

Turkey has blocked all access inside the country to the online encyclopaedia Wikipedia. Officials said "an administrative measure" had been taken, but gave no reason why. Turkish media said authorities had asked Wikipedia to remove content by writers ...and more »

Turkey blocks Wikipedia under law designed to protect national security - The Guardian

Users trying to access online encyclopaedia via Turkish internet providers receive 'connection timed out' error message. Reuters in Ankara. Sat 29 Apr 2017 22.46 EDT First published on Sat 29 Apr 2017 07.21 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter ...and more »

Turkey details grounds for blocking Wikipedia - Deutsche Welle

Authorities in Turkey offered up an explanation on Sunday for suddenly barring access to the popular online encyclopedia Wikipedia, saying it was over certain entries that hadn't been removed from the site. "Despite all the efforts, the content that ...and more »

Turkey Blocks All Versions of Wikipedia - Fortune

The censorship monitoring site Turkey Blocks on Saturday morning reported that all editions of Wikipedia had been blocked for internet users in Turkey. Turkish telecommunications authorities have since stated that the block was imposed under a law that ...and more »

Turkey Blocks Access to Wikipedia as Its Assault on Dissent and Free Speech Continues - Slate Magazine (blog)

The Turkish government, known to censor social media sites in the country, blocked access to Wikipedia, a media watchdog organization reported Saturday. The government blocked the user-written online encyclopedia under the auspices of a law allowing ...and more »

Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia - Reuters

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey has blocked online encyclopedia Wikipedia, the telecommunications watchdog said on Saturday, citing a law allowing it to ban access to websites deemed obscene or a threat to national security.and more »

Turkey blocks Wikipedia without court order or explanation - The Independent

Access to Wikipedia, a free online encyclopedia, has been blocked in Turkey, according to an internet censorship-monitoring network. Turkey Blocks, which calls itself an independent “digital transparency project” said users in Turkey have been unable ...and more »

Turkey blocks Wikipedia over what it calls terror 'smear campaign' - CNN

(CNN) Turkey has blocked access to Wikipedia over linking the nation to terror activity, the government said Saturday, according to state-run Anadolu Agency. Articles and comments on the popular online encyclopedia showed Turkey "in coordination and ...and more »