Wikipedia ban lifted by Turkey after court rules 2-year block 'violates freedom of expression'

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Turkey's ban on Wikipedia has been lifted, after today's official publication of a Constitutional Court ruling that the more than two-year block is a violation of freedom of expression.

Excerpt from Reuters:

The detailed version of the ruling published in the Official Gazette opened the way for an end to the ban, put in place in April 2017 due to entries that accused Turkey of having links to terrorist organizations.

Access to the website is set to be restored once the ruling, passed by a 10-to-six majority in the court, has been conveyed to the telecommunications watchdog.

Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit organization that hosts Wikipedia, had applied to Turkey’s highest court to challenge the block.

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Turkey ban on Wikipedia lifted after court ruling [reuters.com/January 14, 2020 / 9:32 PM]