Illegal embargo "unbearable" for Turkish newspaper - Karar

Turkey's Karar newspaper is under severe financial strain due to an advertising embargo in place since its March 2016 launch, the news outlet reported on Monday. 

The moderately conservative paper's financial problems are now "economically unbearable," it said in a statement.

"First of all, we have faced with an embargo that has been applied uninterruptedly since the day we started printing," read the statement. "Advertisers and agencies distributing advertisements were warned not to place ads in our newspaper."

The statement added that the embargo is unlawful and a clear threat against freedom of the press.

Karar did not say who is behind the advertisement embargo, but expressed hope that it would be lifted soon.