Russian Sputnik shuts down Kurdish website at Turkey’s request

Former employees of Russian Sputnik said that the news agency decided to shut down its is website in Kurdish language at Turkey’s request, Artı Gerçek reported on Saturday.

Russia’s state-controlled Sputnik news agency on Saturday announced that it has ended its Kurdish language web-site without mentioning any particular reason for the decision. “Dear readers, we are focused on providing you the best possible service, but we have to end our news services in Kurdish,” the statement said. The news agency advised readers to follow other Sputnik web-sites in the region.