A Turkish court has blocked access to the Turkish website of Erbil-based news media group Rudaw.
An Oct. 6 ruling of a court in the northern province of Balıkesir ordered an access ban on the website without citing a reason.
The ban was announced by Free Web Turkey, which tracks access bans in the country.
Rudaw is based in Iraqi Kurdistan and broadcasts in multiple languages.
According to a report prepared by the Freedom of Expression Association, Turkey blocked 61,049 websites in 2019, bringing the total number to 408,494.
.@RudawTurkce web sitesi Balıkesir 2. Sulh Ceza Hakimliği'nin 6 Ekim tarihli 2020/2706 D.İş sayılı kararına istinaden Bilgi Teknolojileri ve İletişim Kurumu tarafından erişime engellendi. pic.twitter.com/7SnQeExAmd— Free Web Turkey (@FreeWebTurkey) October 6, 2020