Turkey blocked all Internet access to Wikipedia on Saturday, a body that monitors digital censorship has announced. So far there is no explanation for what happened.

Wikipedia aims to provide free, objective and verifiable content that everyone can edit and improve
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Turkey blocked all Internet hits on the Wikipedia encyclopedia online on Saturday, a body that monitors digital censorship has announced.

This blockade, in all languages, in Turkey was detected in the early hours of Saturday, with no explanation so far, according to Turkey Blocks, which is presented as an independent project of digital transparency.

The news agency France-Press also says that the inhabitants of Istanbul can only access Wikipedia if they use a VPN (virtual private access network) access.

Wikipedia is a kind of online encyclopedia, which presents itself as a means to provide “free, objective and verifiable content that everyone can edit and improve.”

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