Wikipedia is the latest victim of Turkey’s information blackout

Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Harvard Journal of Middle Eastern Politics and Policy
Volume
6
Issue Number
0
Publication Date
2017
Institution
The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University
Abstract
Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, has become the latest victim of the Turkish government’s crackdown on press freedoms. Turkey’s Information Technologies and Communications Authority (BTK) did not give an explanation for last week’s ban. But the blocking of Wikipedia came as little surprise in Turkey, whose citizens have experienced sporadic blackouts of social media sites since May 2013.
Topic
Science and Technology, Internet, Social Media, Freedom of Expression, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Political Geography
Turkey, Middle East