Record number of online news blocked in first week of June in Turkey

307 online news were blocked in first week of June.

A record number of online news articles in Turkey have been blocked in the first week of June, marking the highest count for any comparable period this year, said the Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA) in an article.

The MLSA wrote that "in the period between June 1 and June 7, access to 307 news articles was blocked by peace criminal judges. This was a stark increase compared to the 67 news articles that were blocked in the first week of June 2022.

In comparison, January saw the closest number of blockages for the first week of any other month, with the rest of the year paling in comparison to June’s numbers."