Turkey blocks Deutsche Welle over licensing issues - DW News.

The Turkish Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTUK) has blocked the websites of German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle over licensing issues.

DW's websites in all its program languages, along with those of international broadcaster Voice Of America, were no longer accessible in Turkey as of June 30th.

In February, Turkey's media watchdog had called on DW and other international media outlets to apply for broadcasting permits, in line with a 2019 media law, or "face a broadcast ban" and have their websites blocked.

DW said in a statement that it did not comply, as "licensing would have allowed the Turkish government to censor editorial content."

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