An Ankara court has ruled to block Ozguruz.org website, a German-based online news portal launched on Jan. 24 by exiled Turkish journalist Can Dündar.

The website was blocked only 2 days after Dündar’s official announcement.

“I was wondering when they would block it. Those who banned an unpublished book, blocked a website just to start… They think so… We will see… Tomorrow is another day,” Mr. Dündar tweeted on Thursday upon the blockade.

Özgürüz, which is established to publish stories in both Turkish and German, can now only be accessed by VPN users in Turkey.

Hayko Bağdat also criticized the ruling in a tweet he posted on Thursday.

“What is the crime here? The whole county is like father’s farm. Pity,” Mr. Bağdat tweeted.

 

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