Turkey: Top court rules against ban on Wikipedia

Turkey’s Supreme Court Thursday ordered the removal of the ban imposed on Wikipedia arguing that it hinders freedom of speech.

Turkish authorities in April imposed a ban on Wikipedia over allegations that the website was publishing false articles about Turkey that it connects to terror groups.

The Wikimedia Foundation, the parent organization of the online encyclopedia, challenged the ban in the Supreme Court, Turkish news agency Anadolu reports.

Thursday six out 10 members of the top court in their ruling said restriction imposed on the website amount to a violation of freedom of expression.

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