ANKARA (Sputnik) — The Turkish Information and Communication Technology Authority had been blocking wikipedia.org since April 29 in accordance with the national Law 5651 regulating Internet communications.
"One should not show Turkey as a country that supports terrorism, this biased attitude damages the country and its reputation abroad. The editors at Wikipedia did not upload the texts we sent, did not delete the wrong content. That is why the decision was made to block access… But if Wikipedia amends mistakes and uploads corrects information, we will allow access," the minister told the NTV broadcaster.
Turkey's Law 5651 regarding internet regulation has been repeatedly criticized by the country's opposition for violating freedom of expression and limiting rights of citizens for access to information.