Turkey Warned Wikipedia Over Content, Demands It Open Office: Transport Minister

Turkish Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan has warned Wikipedia for carrying content that creates a perception that Turkey supports terrorist organisations.

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Turkey Warned Wikipedia Over Content, Demands It Open Office: Transport Minister

Turkey has banned Wikipedia two weeks ago. (Reuters)

Ankara:  Turkey has warned online encyclopedia Wikipedia, blocked by Ankara two weeks ago, over what it says is content creating a perception that Turkey is supporting terrorist organisations, Turkish Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan said on Thursday.

Turkey's telecommunications watchdog said two weeks ago that access to Wikipedia had been blocked, citing a law allowing it to ban access to websites deemed a threat to national security.

Speaking to broadcaster NTV, Arslan demanded Wikipedia open a representative office in Turkey and be eligible to pay tax.

(Reporting by Nevzat Devranoglu; Writing by Humeyra Pamuk; Editing by Daren Butler)
© Thomson Reuters 2017


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