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An access block has been imposed on the Sendika.Org news website by the Information and Communication Technologies Authority (BTK).
The website has announced the access block as follows:
“After the 61st access block imposed on August 23, 2017, access to our website was again blocked as per the decision of the Information and Communication Technologies Authority (BTK) yesterday (December 5).
“In the face of the 62nd futile censorship of the BTK, we continue publishing our news with the internet address Sendika63.Org.”
According to the BİA Media Monitoring Report, in July-August-September 2018, the access to at least 2,528 news reports or their links was prohibited especially by the rulings of Penal Judgeships of Peace of local courts.
Before the last access block on the website on December 5, the Sendika.Org had been using the internet address “sendika62.org” for 1.5 years.
Sendika.Org stated that these access blocks were against the Constitution and appealed against them to separate penal judgeships of peace.
Upon the rejection of its appeals, Sendika.Org applied to the Constitutional Court, objecting to all of the previous 61 decisions of access block. The website has still been expecting the verdict of the Constitutional Court. (AS/SD)