Wikipedia blocking in Turkey "violates freedom of expression"

 
 The Constitutional Court in Turkey said that blocking access to the online encyclopedia - Wikipedia - within Turkish territory, constitutes a violation of freedom of expression, said a lawyer who represented the organization.

The ruling paves the way for removing the site's restriction, which was put in place in 2017 due to texts accusing Turkey of links to terrorist organizations.

The state-run news agency, Anadolu, said the court's ruling was approved by a 10-vote majority.

"The Constitutional Court has ruled that our rights to Wikipedia have been violated in our case," said a lawyer representing the body, via a post on social media, Twitter.

Court representatives did not comment on the decision.

The site was blocked in April 2017 when a telecommunications observer cited a law that doest not allowed access on the grounds that it posed a threat to national security.
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