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."
The Turkish Telecommunications Department's decision to block Sputnik news agency's website in Turkey is a clear sign of censorship and lack of freedom of speech in the country, Sputnik's Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan said Friday.
According to Turkish Telecommunications department, final decision will be made by the Turkish Court.
The Turkish Telecommunications Department has confirmed that a decision was made to block the Russian news agency Sputnik’s website within the country, Sputnik's bureau chief in Turkey said Friday.
Continuing its crackdown on press freedoms, the Turkish government has blocked access to the Sputnik News Agency website.