The Turkish authorities on Monday banned access to 42 reports by Mezopotamya news agency published between 2017 and 2023.
The bans were imposed in relation to a complaint lodged by the Access Providers Association, an enforcement agency established under the 2016 Law on Regulations of Broadcasts via Internet and Prevention of Crimes Committed Through Such Broadcasts.
The association, which acts as a private voluntary initiative, aims at more effective enforcement in blocking decisions for illegal content on the internet.
Mezopotamya news, one of the main pro-Kurdish outlets in Turkey, is often targeted in Turkish authorities’ decisions to restrict access to online content.
Reports on an alleged prostitution network that operates in state-run dormitories were among the restricted material. Several reports of rape and sexual assault have also been banned by the latest decision.