Turkey ban on Wikipedia set to be lifted

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The ban on online encyclopaedia Wikipedia in Turkey is set to be lifted after the official publication on Wednesday.

The Constitutional Court ruling stating more than two-year block was a violation of freedom of expression.

The detailed version of the ruling published in the Official Gazette opens 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 organisations.

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 non-profit organisation that hosts Wikipedia, had applied to Turkey’s highest court to challenge the block.

 

Zainab Sa’id

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