Unless you’re a member of the Leftist establishment, Wikipedia is largely worthless for information on contemporary public figures, and its treatment of current events is also often one-sided and contentious. In this case, however, it has run afoul of the Turkish government for including information that government doesn’t want disseminated, in keeping with its longstanding practice of denying it was ever involved in any wrongdoing at all. See, for example, its ongoing denial of the Armenian and Greek Genocides.
Turkish Transportation Minister Ahmet Arslan has said a ban on online encyclopedia Wikipedia will remain in place in Turkey as long as it does not remove content that shows Turkey supporting the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
In a controversial move, Turkey blocked access to Wikipedia in April 2017.
“As long as it [Wikipedia] shows Turkey, which has rendered more than 3,000 terrorists ineffective, as a supporter of DAESH [ the Arabic acronym for ISIL], it will not be allowed to operate in Turkey,” said the minister in a statement on Friday.
The Ankara 1st Criminal Court of Peace ordered a ban on the website after Wikipedia reportedly refused to remove two English-language pages that claimed Ankara had supported jihadists in Syria….