Turkey Uncensored: A History of Censorship and Bans


On April 29, the Turkish government announced that it completely blocked Wikipedia over the online encyclopedia’s refusal to delete articles and comments that suggest that Ankara is co-operating with terrorist groups such as the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda.

Despite multiple requests by Turkish officials, Wikipedia refused to take down the content the Turkish government objected to.

In response, Turkish authorities blocked online access to Wikipedia in all languages across the country.

Wua 2bWikipedia continues to be blocked in Turkey.

But it is not the only restricted website in the country.

An estimated 127,000-plus websites have been blocked in Turkey, along with another…

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