Reason for Blocking: Protecting National Security!
Among the blocked news, news about President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his family ranked first. While at least 3 thousand news items were blocked, more than a thousand of these news items included allegations of irregularities against Erdoğan. This was followed by 517 news items on individuals and organisations close to the AKP.
German news organisation Detsche Welle is blocked
Another noteworthy point in the report was the access bans imposed on opposition newspapers. In 2022, opposition websites were blocked 51 times. German news organisation Deutsche Welle is among the blocked news websites. Names of other blocked websites: Etkin News Agency (ETHA), Mezopotamya Agency, Kızıl Bayrak, Jin News, Siyasi Haber, Umut Newspaper, Komün Magazine, Gazete Yolculuk, Özgür Gelecek, PİRHA, Yeni Demokrasi and Kaldıraç Magazine…