Wikipedia is now blocked in Turkey, according to news reports.
Turkish authorities blocked all versions of Wikipedia in any language in the country through an “administrative measure” and did not give a reason, BBC reported.
Turkish media reported that authorities had asked Wikipedia to remove content that linked Turkey to terrorist groups, BBC said. Wikipedia didn’t remove that content, and was blocked on Saturday.
In the past, Turkey has blocked Facebook and Twitter following protests or terror attacks.
The monitoring group Turkey Blocks found that Wikipedia could not be reached in Turkey starting at 8 a.m. local time. The group noted that the kind of administrative measure used here often precedes a full court order to block a site in the coming days.
On this fine Saturday morning where Turkey had blocked Wikipedia, let us once more, appreciate the importance of functioning VPNs. Amen.
— Has Avrat (@hasavrat) April 29, 2017