Court imposes gag order on reporting ISIL Istanbul attack
ISTANBULAn Istanbul court imposed a ban on reporting the investigation into the Jan. 12 attack in Turkey’s largest city, including “all kinds of news, interviews, criticism and similar publications in print, visual, social media and all kinds of media on the Internet.”
Earlier in the day, Turkey’s Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) also announced a temporary gag order by the Prime Ministry.
The attack, carried out by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), claimed at least 10 lives, all foreigners, while 15 others were wounded.
Following the largest terror attack in Turkey’s history on Oct. 10, which claimed 101 lives in Ankara, a court issued a similar ban on Oct. 14, before it was lifted five days later.