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Turkey's media watchdog threatens to block 3 international outlets

Turkey’s broadcasting watchdog will give three international media organizations a matter of days to obtain a formal license and avoid being blocked in a first use of its regulatory authority outside the country.

Turkey’s state-run broadcasting watchdog delivered a 72-hour deadline Wednesday to three international media organizations to either obtain a formal license or have their content blocked.

The ultimatum delivered by the Radio and Television Supreme Council, or RTUK, to the Turkish-language services of the Voice of America, Germany’s Deutsche Welle and Euronews was made public by the body’s board member from the main opposition Republican People’s Party.

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