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

Turkey has warned online encyclopedia Wikipedia, blocked by Ankara two weeks ago.

Reuters| Updated: May 11, 2017, 13:48 PM IST
Turkey warned Wikipedia over content, demands it open office: Minister

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 organisations, 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.