Access to Wikipedia, a free online encyclopedia, has been blocked in Turkey over content said to present the country as supporting terror.
Turkey’s official news agency, quoting the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, reasoned the ban as stating that Officials said “an administrative measure” had been taken, he added, “becoming an information source acting with groups conducting a smear campaign against Turkey in the international arena.”
Republican People’s Party parliamentarians Eren Erdemir as being an opposition leader in a Tweet criticised the act and said that the ban puts “Turkey in line with North Korea” and Baris Yarkadas called it “censorship and a violation of the right to access information.”
Meanwhile Turkish officials said that the ban would continue till the further investigations of the doubts over this site, Turkey except Wikipedia also banned the prominent media group named Hurriyat, which also requires the directions from the Full court, it is believed that official will receive court orders in few days.
Turkish newspaper Hurriyet revealed that officials requested Wikipedia for removing the terrorism supporting content, after not accepting the official request of officials site has been banned in the country.