Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia – for ‘national security’ purposes

Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia – for ‘national security’ purposes
(Image: Screen grab of TRT video, YouTube)

[Ed. – Kind of the next step, after summarily firing 14,000 law enforcement officers in one week.  This doesn’t end well.]

The Turkish government has blocked access to Wikipedia, alleging that the online encyclopedia is running a “smear campaign” against Turkey.

“Instead of coordinating against terrorism, it has become part of an information source which is running a smear campaign against Turkey in the international arena,” Turkey’s communications ministry said, according to Anadolu Agency, a Turkish government news service. …

The communications ministry did not specify which of Wikipedia’s entries it has problems with, but it said they website shows “Turkey in coordination and aligned with various terrorist groups.”

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