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Sat Apr 29, 2017, 08:39 AM

Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia

Source: REUTERS

Turkey has blocked online encyclopedia Wikipedia, the telecommunications watchdog said on Saturday, citing a law allowing it to ban access to websites deemed obscene or a threat to national security.

The move is likely to further worry rights groups and Turkey's Western allies, who say Ankara has sharply curtailed freedom of speech and other basic rights in the crackdown that followed last year's failed coup.

"After technical analysis and legal consideration ... an administrative measure has been taken for this website (Wikipedia.Org)," the BTK telecommunications watchdog said in a statement on its website.

It cited a law that allows it to block access to individual web pages or entire websites for the protection of public order, national security or the well being of the public.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security-internet-wikipedia-idUSKBN17V06Q?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=5904887704d30126392d54e4&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter



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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Sat Apr 29, 2017, 09:16 AM

1. You have activated a test of the Emergency Censorship System

This is only a test

But it's coming here, don'cha think?

Next Executive Order to launch a study group

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Sat Apr 29, 2017, 09:34 AM

2. My wife's mom remembers when listening to British radio could get you the death penalty

Her mom's father did it anyway. His neighbor, a Nazi, told him he knew he was doing it, but said he wasn't going to denounce him to the Gestapo (and he didn't). After the war, the neighbor pleaded for my wife's grandfather to put in a good word for him, reminding him that he had spared his life when the tables were turned. My wife's dad hated the Nazis, but agreed that he owed the guy his life, and returned the favor.

Apparently, Erdoğan thinks he can stifle his people getting information in today's high tech age. If the Nazis couldn't manage it in the low tech 1940s, how he thinks he will be successful at it today is beyond me. If there is to be a successful uprising against him, it won't come from the low-tech sheep farmers of Anatolia, but from the educated, informed students, businessmen and soldiers of Ankara and Istanbul.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Sat Apr 29, 2017, 09:37 AM

3. k for exposure.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Sat Apr 29, 2017, 10:13 AM

4. Here's a great idea!

 

We turn over OUR internet system to those making gobs of money off of it and then we can tell them (the gatekeepers) just WHO can see WHAT on their monitors. Stuff like those trouble-inciting things that have "Wiki" as a prefix and a tweet system that crazily flows BOTH ways!

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Sat Apr 29, 2017, 10:24 AM

5. Herr Drumph likes Erdogan the newest dictator of Turkey

and Drumph even called him to congratulate him on his recent election allowing more power for Erdogan. Very few other world leaders called to congratulate Erdogan. Herr Drumph has a thing or perversion about dictators. That is scary.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Sat Apr 29, 2017, 10:40 AM

6. Dictators fear the truth. They fear media they can't control. . . . nt

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Sat Apr 29, 2017, 10:42 AM

7. People must be protected from information and knowledge

to make Turkey great again. Thinking is dangerous.

Watch for it to happen here in the US.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Sat Apr 29, 2017, 12:09 PM

8. The truth is considered a threat to national security and obscene

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armenian_Genocide

Years of avoiding confronting the truth; they even intimidated Obama from clearly stating this truth

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Sat Apr 29, 2017, 02:55 PM

9. Protect the people from any history about Armenia maybe.?

 

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