Turkey blocks access to WikipediaStaff Writer | April 29, 2017
Turkish authorities on Saturday blocked access to online encyclopaedia Wikipedia, an internet monitoring group said.
Freedom of speech To censor content in the country
“The loss of availability is consistent with internet filters used to censor content in the country,” it said.
When attempting to access the webpage using Turkish internet providers, users received a notice the site could not be reached and a “connection timed out” error.
Monitoring groups have accused Turkey of blocking access to social media sites such as Twitter or Facebook, particularly in the aftermath of militant attacks. ■