On 29 April 2017 at 22:11, Juliet Barbara <jbarb...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
> Thank you, everyone, for your messages regarding the situation in Turkey.
> As you can imagine, this has been a very busy time for the Wikimedia
> Foundation's Legal, Communications, Technical Operations, and Community
> Engagement departments, and we apologize for not being able to respond to
> Wikimedia-l sooner.
>
>
> We are planning to publish a statement on the Wikimedia blog soon. In the
> meantime, we have been handling media and other inquiries with the
> following short statement, which we shared with the Communications
> Committee (ComCom) earlier this morning:
>
>
> "The Wikimedia Foundation has learned that access to Wikipedia has been
> blocked in Turkey as of Saturday, April 29th. Wikipedia is a rich and
> valuable source of neutral, reliable information in hundreds of languages,
> written by volunteers around the world. We are committed to ensuring that
> Wikipedia remains available to the millions of people who rely on it in
> Turkey. To that end, we are actively working with outside counsel to seek
> judicial review of the decision affecting access to Wikipedia. We hope the
> issue can be resolved promptly."
>
>
> We will continue to do our best to monitor this discussion, but I ask for
> your patience as we are managing inquiries coming in from multiple places.
>
>
> If you are receiving media inquiries about this, please contact
> pr...@wikimedia.org and we will be able to assist you. At this point, we
> believe that the most valuable point Wikimedians can make on behalf of
> Wikipedia is explaining its value as an educational resource.
>
>
> Thank you!
>
> Juliet
>


FWIW the two articles the Turkish state is apparently complaining about are:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State-sponsored_terrorism#Turkey

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreign_involvement_in_the_Syrian_Civil_War#Turkey


-- 
geni

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