Turkey shuts Wikipedia out
ISTANBUL: Turkey yesterday blocked all access inside the country to the online encyclopaedia Wikipedia, an internet monitoring group said, but it was not clear why the ban had been imposed.
A block affecting the website in Turkey was detected after an administrative order by the Turkish authorities, the Turkey Blocks monitoring group said in a statement.
Residents in Istanbul were yesterday morning unable to access any pages of Wikipedia without using a virtual private network, Agence FrancePresse correspondents said.
“The loss of availability is consistent with internet filters used to censor content in the country,” Turkey Blocks said.
Turkey Blocks and Turkish media said the site had been blocked under a provisional order that would need to be backed by a full court order.