Minister: Turkey warned Wikipedia over content, demands it open office

By REUTERS
May 11, 2017 11:06
Breaking news

Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)

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 organizations, 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.


Related Content

Breaking news
February 25, 2018
West bank to be under curfew during Purim, IDF spokesperson says

By JPOST.COM STAFF

Israel Weather
  • 12 - 22
    Beer Sheva
    12 - 21
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 11 - 16
    Jerusalem
    13 - 19
    Haifa
  • 16 - 25
    Elat
    13 - 20
    Tiberias