Turkey's decision to block Russia's Sputnik news agency site has been described as 'temporary.' Sputnik News was not notified of the Turkish government's decision ahead of time, according to Turkish bureau chief Tural Kerimov.
Sputnik news website was blocked in Turkey on Thursday evening without warning, with the Turkish Telecommunications Department citing "administrative measures."
In an interview with Sputnik, Turkish politician and senior advisor to the chairman of the oppositional Republican People's Party, Erdoğan Toprak, commented on the recent Turkish decision to lift the ban on Sputnik Turkey's website.
In a letter to Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, US nonprofit Committee to Protect Journalists said that Ankara should put an end to the censorship of Sputnik News, and also criticized the Erdogan government's crackdown on other press outlets.
On Tuesday, Sputnik Turkey’s editor-in-chief was deported, after the government blocked access to the news agency’s website. Speaking to Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear, British MP and London mayoral candidate George Galloway discusses the Erdogan administration’s attack on freedom of the press.
The head of Sputnik News Agency’s Turkish bureau, Tural Kerimov, arrived in Moscow after he was banned from entering Turkey.
Index on Censorship condemns the entry ban that Ankara imposed on the head of Sputnik’s Turkey bureau chief, and expresses concerns about the recurrent practice to ban foreign media entry to the country as means to restrict access to information, Melody Patry, a senior advocacy officer at the watchdog, told Sputnik Wednesday.
'Security reasons' are behind deportation of Sputnik Turkey bureau chief Tural Kerimov, Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey Numan Kurtulmuş said Wednesday.
An officer with the Russian Consulate in Turkey on Wednesday met with the chief editor of Sputnik News Agency’s Turkish bureau, Tural Kerimov, who has been stranded at the Istanbul airport since morning after he was denied entry.
International community needs to respond to the Turkish ban of Sputnik news agency's bureau chief to enter Turkey, Russian Federation Council's head of commission on information Lyudmila Bokova said Wednesday.
Security forces in Istanbul and security services at the Ataturk International Airport have refused to give any reasons on why Sputnik-Turkey's bureau chief, Tural Kerimov, has been denied entry into the country.
After shutting down Sputnik news services in Turkey, the Turkish government has now forbidden bureau chief Tural Kerimov from entering the country and stripped him of his credentials.
Rossiya Segodnya Director General said that agency will implement all legal measures to restart the work of Sputnik news agency’s website after Turkey banned its operation within the country.
Bureau's chief Tural Kerimov said that bureau of the Sputnik news agency in Turkey has not been notified of the date and place of the hearing, where the issue of blocking the agency's website in Turkey was discussed.
A Turkish court has approved the country's telecommunications agency's decision to block the Sputnik News website in Turkey.
Turkish politicians, academics and journalists speak to Sputnik about the implications of the news agency's work being blocked in their country.
An OSCE representative expressed concern over Internet freedom in Turkey after Ankara's decision to block Sputnik news agency’s website.
Turkey's decision to ban Sputnik News website is unlawful, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
The EU have said that Turkey will not be allowed into the Union until freedom of expression is improved in their country and they stop imprisoning journalists for doing their job.
Sputnik news agency in Turkey is publishing materials on its Facebook page after its website was blocked in the country, the agency said Friday in a press release.
Turkey's crackdown on press freedom signals that democracy in the country is failing, and other fundamental liberties and civil rights are also at risk of being taken away, according to Turkish political scientist Tekin Okay who spoke to Sputnik Türkiye about the blocking of its website.