WIKIPEDIA BACK IN TURKEY
Access to Wikipedia was restored in Turkey on Wednesday after more than 2 1/2 years, the Wikimedia foundation announced.
The access comes after Turkey’s highest court ruled at the end of last year against the country’s ban on the website, calling it a violation of freedom of expression.
“We are thrilled to be reunited with the people of Turkey,” Katherine Maher, executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation, said in a statement. “At Wikimedia we are committed to protecting everyone’s fundamental right to access information. We are excited to share this important moment with our Turkish contributor community on behalf of knowledge-seekers everywhere.”
Turkey blocked access to Wikipedia in April 2017 under a law that allows it to restrict access to material that is considered to be a threat to national security.