COURT RULES TURKISH GOVERNMENT’S BAN OF WIKIPEDIA AS UNCONSTITUTIONAL

Written by on December 27, 2019

Turkey’s Constitutional Court has ruled that the country’s block on accessing Wikipedia is unconstitutional.

The Constitutional Court voted by 10-6 that the ban violated freedom of speech.

The court said the ban violated rights concerning freedom of expression, and ordered it be lifted.

The Turkish government barred the website in 2017 because of entries suggesting Turkey had co-operated with jihadist militants in Syria.

Turkish censors have often temporarily blocked websites carrying content critical of the government.


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