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Turkey lifts ban on Wikipedia after 2.5 years

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | January 16, 2020
Turkey has lifted the ban on Wikipedia with the Constitutional Court releasing yesterday a detailed explanation of its December ruling that said the more than two-year-old ban violated rights of freedom of expression.
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Turkish authorities had blocked the online encyclopedia on April 29, 2017, prompting Wikipedia's parent organization, the Wikimedia Foundation, to file a case against the ban with the country's Constitutional Court.

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A lower court in Ankara sent its decision to the Information and Communication Technologies Authority for further action.

The Constitutional Court based its ruling on decisions by the European Court of Human Rights, European Council and U.N. about freedom of internet and expression.

It underlined that Wikipedia had millions of users and the site helped the users to easily access important information.


 

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