Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia

Turkey blocks access to WikipediaBy Can Sezer and David Dolan ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey has blocked online encyclopaedia 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. The move is likely to further worry rights groups and Turkey's Western allies, who say Ankara has sharply curtailed freedom of speech and other basic rights in the crackdown that followed last year's failed coup. "After technical analysis and legal consideration … an administrative measure has been taken for this website (Wikipedia. …



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