hopefully it would be technical mistake and will be lifted very soon.

Mardetanha

On Sat, Apr 29, 2017 at 1:13 PM, Itzik - Wikimedia Israel <
it...@wikimedia.org.il> wrote:

> Hey,
>
> FYI -  sad news from Turkish.
>
>
>
> *Regards,Itzik Edri*
> Chairperson, Wikimedia Israel
> +972-54-5878078 | http://www.wikimedia.org.il
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>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Itzik - Wikimedia Israel <it...@wikimedia.org.il>
> Date: Sat, Apr 29, 2017 at 11:42 AM
> Subject: [PRESS] Turkish authorities block Wikipedia
> To: Communications Committee <wmfc...@lists.wikimedia.org>
>
>
> http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39754909
>
> Reuters just published that a 15 minutes ago, so it will be soon all over
> the news.
>
>
> ---
>
> *Turkey has blocked all access inside the country to the online
> encyclopaedia Wikipedia, one of the world's most popular websites.*
>
> It was not initially clear why the ban had been imposed.
> The Turkey Blocks group said the site was inaccessible from 08:00 (05:00
> GMT) by order of the Turkish authorities.
> People in the capital Istanbul were unable to access any Wikipedia pages
> without using a Virtual Private Network (VPN).
> "After technical analysis and legal consideration based on the Law Nr.
> 5651, an administrative measure has been taken for this website," Turkey's
> Information and Communication Technologies Authority was quoted as saying.
> No reason was given.
> Turkey Blocks and Turkish media, including the Hurriyet Daily News, said
> the provisional order would need to be backed by a full court ruling in the
> next few days.
>
> Social media was in uproar as news of the ban emerged, with some users
> speculating that it might be a bid to suppress criticism on President Recep
> Tayyip Erdogan's Wikipedia page.
> Mr Erdogan narrowly won a controversial 16 April referendum on increasing
> his powers, but the issue has deeply divided the country.
> Turkey has temporarily blocked popular social media sites including
> Facebook and Twitter in the past, especially in the wake of mass protests
> or terror attacks.
> The government has previously denied censoring the internet, blaming
> outages on spikes in usage after major events.
>
>
>
> *Regards,Itzik Edri*
> Chairperson, Wikimedia Israel
> +972-54-5878078 <+972%2054-587-8078> | http://www.wikimedia.org.il
> Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the
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