News ID: 99844
Publish Date : 09 February 2022 - 21:52

Turkey: DW, Others Must Obtain Licenses or Have Access Blocked

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey’s broadcasting watchdog has given three international news agencies 72 hours to obtain an operating license or else have access to their platforms blocked, a member of the agency said on Wednesday. The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTUK) requested licenses from the Turkish language websites of German broadcaster Deutsche Welle, Voice of America and Euronews. “A decision was taken with a majority of votes that 72 hours be granted to the websites of amerikaninsesi.com, dw.com/tr, and tr.euronews.com to get licenses,” Ilhan Tasci, an a lawmaker and one of nine members of the RTUK higher board, said in a tweet.