Today the Wikimedia Foundation, in cooperation with a number of volunteers who attended the Wikimedia Conference, have posted on Twitter and Facebook a video message speaking to the one-year anniversary of the block of Wikipedia in Turkey.

The video re-enforces our message that this block is a lost opportunity both for the people of Turkey and the rest of the world. Any assistance that you all can offer in terms of helping circulate the video amongst your networks would be greatly appreciated! 

Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhrsnqvmhxg

Tweet:  https://twitter.com/Wikipedia/status/991663606856077312

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/wikipedia/videos/vb.33138223345/10156176050713346/

Blog post:  https://blog.wikimedia.org/2018/05/02/we-miss-turkey/

We have also made the video available on Wikimedia Commons if you would like to help us with translating: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_year_without_Turkey.webm

This is a part of our ongoing efforts around the block in Turkey, and done with input from members of the local community in Turkey. We GREATLY appreciate the help of everyone involved in the development and all of you who are sharing these messages. If you have any questions, please let us know.


Gregory Varnum
Communications Strategist
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