Wikipedia Blocked In Turkey

The Turkish government has blocked internet access to the public information website Wikipedia. No reason has been given for the move, but since the 29th of April citizens in the country have not been able to access the site without using a Virtual Private Network, or VPN. Turkish officials have said that access to the content was removed as an “administrative measure”, and follows Facebook and Twitter as sites that have been blocked at some point by the government. Meanwhile, the Chinese government is looking to create its own version of Wikipedia, after employing around 20,000 scholars to gather information. The online encyclopaedia will be controlled by the government, and will have 300,000 pages of around 1,000 words each. The source of information has been designed to “guide and lead the public”, and has been called a “Great Wall of culture” by the project's chief, Yang Muzhi.