Turkey blocks access to Voice of America and Deutsche Welle

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Turkey has blocked access to the Turkish websites of foreign media Deutsche Welle and Voice of America, the country’s media watchdog announced on Friday.

A statement released by the Turkish Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTUK) said the two outlets did not comply with “the law” and did not apply for a license within the required period. It said the pair were both told they needed a broadcasting license in February.

The RTUK argued the two websites needed broadcasting license because because they have “program” sections.

Deutsche Welle is German public, state-owned

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