An Ankara court has ruled to block access to Turkeypurge.com and @TurkeyPurge twitter account for the fourth time in 7 months without issuing prior notification, citing “legal consideration” of a law regarding crimes committed through social media.
According to a notification sent by Twitter to Turkey Purge’s official e-mail address on April 26, after technical analysis and legal consideration based on Law No. 5651, the Ankara 4th Criminal Court blocked access to @TurkeyPurge with a decision No. 34403158-421.99-E5674 on April 21.
Turkey Purge composed of small group of young journalists who are trying to be the voice for Turkish people who suffer under an oppressive regime.
The website have previously been banned three times by different court in Ankara on Aug. 6, 2016 and On Jan 13, 2017 and March 22, 2017.
However, TurkeyPurge is not the only victim of the Turkish government. The same court banned access to more than 50 twitter accounts, most of which report on government purges and torture in prisons and detention centers following a failed coup attempt last July.