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https://turkeyblocks.org/2017/04/29/wikipedia-blocked-turkey/

Mardetanha

On Sat, Apr 29, 2017 at 2:06 PM, Itzik - Wikimedia Israel <
it...@wikimedia.org.il> wrote:

> Basak commented on Facebook: "In the news, it says that, Wikipedia supports
> global terrorism. The Turkish officials has been corresponding with
> wikipedia (?)  but there is no answer. The site (most probably they mean
> English one)  includes content that supports ISIS ."
>
> http://mobil.hurriyet.com.tr/son-dakika-haberi-wikipediaya-
> erisim-engellendi-40441904
>
>
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> On Apr 29, 2017 11:55, "Mardetanha" <mardetanha.w...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > 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
> > > Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in
> the
> > > sum of all knowledge. That's our commitment!
> > >
> > >
> > > ---------- 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
> > > sum of all knowledge. That's our commitment!
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