The same decision also censored the sendika.org
for the 19th time. It is stated that the site will continue to broadcast on sendika18.org
The websites in question used to report mostly on the issues related to Kurdish minority and on human rights violations in Turkey.
Statement is as following about the banned Dihaber: “As a result of the technical and legal examination made in accordance with the Law No. 5651, the BTK, implemented ADMINISTRATIVE MEASURE, on this website (dihaber.net
) on the grounds of the decision of the BTK dated 03/04/2017 and numbered 490.05.01.2017.-122822 “
total of 195 media outlets have been shut down by the government since the July 15 coup attempt with around 2,500 media personnel left unemployed.
Early last month, the Turkish telecommunications authority (BTK) also moved to block access to VPN services including Tor Project, VPN Master, Hotspot Shield VPN, Psiphon, Zenmate VPN, TunnelBear, Zero VPN, VyprVPN, Private Internet Access VPN, Espress VPN and IPVanish VPN