The Turkish authorities have blocked access to the online encyclopedia “Wikipedia” in all areas of the country, Hurriyet said, citing the Republican Department of information and communication technologies.
The lock was discovered at 8:00 GMT on Saturday, April 29, on all site pages. Access restriction imposed as “administrative measures”. Measures do not apply to “shadow” Internet: the inhabitants of Istanbul, in particular, can log on to the website of the resource with the virtual private network (Virtual Private Network).
At the same time, the newspaper notes, the special court authorization to block Internet resource. Human rights organizations indicate that the access restriction was introduced in order to censorship.
“An administrative measure in respect of this web site wikipedia.org was adopted after technical analysis and legal consideration based on the legislation of Turkey”, — leads edition of the words of the representative office. The specific reasons it failed.
This is not the first time in Turkey and block the Internet portals. So, in July 2016 the authorities of the Republic closed access to the WikiLeaks site across the country, after the organization published nearly 300 thousand emails of members of the ruling justice and development party (AKP).
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