Axar.az
UP

Turkish court rejects Wikipedia's appeal over blocking

Home page World
12 Punto 14 Punto 16 Punto 18 Punto

A Turkish court on Friday rejected an appeal by the online encyclopedia Wikipedia against a government decision to block access to its website, the state-run Anadolu news agency said, a case that has heightened concerns about censorship in Turkey.

Axar.az reports citing Reuters.

An Ankara court rejected the appeal from the Wikimedia Foundation, which operates Wikipedia, Anadolu said. It quoted the court as saying that while freedom of speech was a fundamental right, it can be limited in cases where there is a "necessity for regulation".

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

The block on the site was prompted by two Wikipedia entries accusing Turkey of links to Islamist militant groups, local media have reported. The communications ministry has said Wikipedia was attempting to run a "smear campaign" against the country, saying some articles purported that Ankara was coordinating with militant groups.

The Wikimedia Foundation has called for the Turkish government to restore full access to the site.

Date
2017.05.05 / 16:48
Author
Axar.az
Comments
See also

S-400 statement from the United States

Statement from Akar Karabakh: Work with the Russians continues

Ankara and Athens must find acceptable ways - NATO

Armenia PM visit to Russia is cancelled

Nuclear scientist killed by remote-controlled machine gun

Armenian president seeks Putin's help

Petrosyan: The Armenian people will never forgive him

Armenians begged France today as well

China sanctions US officials

Rocket attack causes fire at the oil refinery

Latest
 
Xocalı soyqırımı — 1992-ci il Bağla
Bize yazin Bağla
ArxivBağla