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    Turkey Bans Sputnik News Agency Website (25)

    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.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency will implement all legal measures to restart the work of Sputnik news agency’s website after Turkey banned its operation within the country, Rossiya Segodnya Director General Dmitry Kiselev said Saturday.

    "We are employing all legal means to restore the site. The lawyers are currently considering our options," Kiselev said.

    Sputnik, which is the foreign language news site in the Rossiya Segodnya media holding, was blocked in Turkey on Thursday evening.

    Earlier in the day, local media reported that Turkey's Golbasi District court in the Ankara province had approved a decision of the Department of Telecommunications and Communication to block access to the Sputnik website.

    Sputnik's bureau 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.

    In January 2015, the Turkish prime minister and other ministers received the right to block any type of resource in the Internet without a court order. The ministers may demand the Turkish Telecommunications Department and providers to block sites or delete content within four hours after receiving a notice of "national security, protection of social order, or for the prevention of crime."

    Turkey Bans Sputnik News Agency Website (25)


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