Thanks Amanda for sharing this wonderful news, looking forward to collaborate and work with Turkish Community. All my best wishes.
Best regards, Rajeeb. (U:Marajozkee) On Fri, 17 Jan 2020 at 01:12, John Erling Blad <jeb...@gmail.com> wrote: > Seems like the site is throttled or even redirected to a taerpit. > Anyone inside Turkey that can run a trace? > > On Thu, Jan 16, 2020 at 7:21 PM Amanda Keton <ake...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > > > > Hi everyone, > > > > My name is Amanda Keton, the new General Counsel at the Wikimedia > > Foundation. While Katherine is inflight traveling back from a busy week > of > > community meetings in Chile, I wanted to share the exciting news that > > today, we have started to receive reports that the block of Wikipedia in > > Turkey is being lifted, data which is also indicated by our internal > > traffic reports. After more than two and a half years, access to > Wikipedia > > has been restored in Turkey - and on a timely occasion, as we celebrate > > Wikipedia’s 19th birthday today! > > > > Please join me in welcoming back our friends and colleagues from Turkey. > > While many have remained active during the block, restoring access to > > Wikipedia will allow thousands more to return in the days and weeks > ahead. > > It is our shared responsibility and honor to help make them feel welcome > > again and make sure they know how much we missed them. I am confident > that > > our community will successfully welcome them back with open arms. I know > we > > have community members around the world who have been eagerly looking > > forward to the block being lifted and brainstorming activities to > > celebrate, and I welcome them to share their ideas as we move forward. > > > > Our case in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is also still > > pending, and remains important even in light of the unblock as a way to > > continue advocating for strong protections for free expression online. We > > will continue to post updates about the next steps in our case before the > > ECHR on the Wikimedia Foundation website. We have also published a > > statement to reflect that access has now been restored in Turkey.  > > > > Thank you all for your efforts, kind words, and encouraging thoughts as > we > > worked to restore access to Wikipedia in Turkey. I want to thank our > > Turkish community, in particular, for their patience, resolution, and > > continued participation in the movement during the more than two and a > half > > years Wikipedia was inaccessible. This was a prolonged global effort, on > > behalf of free knowledge everywhere. > > > > Of course, there are other blocks around the world still in place, and > our > > efforts in addressing this type of censorship of knowledge is far from > > over. That said, I hope all of you will celebrate this momentous > > accomplishment for free knowledge today and join me in welcoming back the > > people of Turkey to our projects, movement, and community. > > > > With gratitude, > > > > Amanda > > > >  > > > https://wikimediafoundation.org/news/2020/01/16/access-to-wikipedia-restored-in-turkey-after-more-than-two-and-a-half-years/ > > -- > > > > Amanda Keton (she/her) > > > > General Counsel > > > > Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/> > > *NOTICE: This message may be confidential or legally privileged. If you > > have received it by accident, please delete it and let us know about the > > mistake. As an attorney for the Wikimedia Foundation, for legal and > ethical > > reasons, I cannot give legal advice to, or serve as a lawyer for, > community > > members, volunteers, or staff members in their personal capacity. For > more > > on what this means, please see our legal disclaimer > > <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Legal_Disclaimer>.* > > _______________________________________________ > > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l > > New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l > New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>