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Turkey has blocked over 408,494 websites, Ahval News reported referring to Freedom of Expression Association (IFOD).

Turkish law No. 561, passed in 2007 to regulate online communications and Internet broadcasting, was used to restrict access to 130,000 websites, 7,000 Twitter accounts, 40,000 tweets, 10,000 YouTube videos, and 6,200 Facebook posts as of the end of 2019.

According to IFOD, at least 5,599 news articles were banned in 2019, while news agencies have removed 3,528 of them to avoid bans.

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