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

Reuters News
Posted: May 11, 2017 3:41 AM

ANKARA (Reuters) - 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.

(Reporting by Nevzat Devranoglu; Writing by Humeyra Pamuk; Editing by Daren Butler)