Turkey Blocks Access To Wikipedia Over ‘Smear Campaign’
The government of Turkey on Saturday confirmed that it has blocked
access to Wikipedia over linking the nation to terror activity.
According to state-run Anadolu Agency, articles and comments on the
popular online encyclopedia showed Turkey “in coordination and aligned”
with terrorist groups.
The Turkish Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs
and Communications said, “It has become part of an information source
which is running a smear campaign against Turkey in the international
Turkey warned Wikipedia to remove such content, but the nonprofit
encyclopedia refused, once Wikipedia meets Turkey’s demands, the access
ban will be lifted, the statement said.