Turkey's Information and Communication Technologies Authority (BTK) said it had implemented the ban against online encyclopedia with an administrative order.
Turkish state media said the ban was imposed because Wikipedia had failed to remove content promoting terror and accusing Turkey of cooperation with various terror groups.
Another decree gazetted also reinstated 236 people to their jobs, according to the Associated Press.
Meanwhile, the Turkish clampdown on Wikipedia access from early Saturday was described by the Turkey's BTK technologies authority as a "protection measure" ordered by an Ankara court to halt "a smear campaign against Turkey." 'Fundamental' right, says Wikipedia's Wales The online encyclopedia's founder Jimmy Wales tweeted that he would stand by Turks over their "fundamental" right to access.
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