PayPal Leaving Turkey After Row With Regulators

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PayPal is leaving Turkey.

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The company announced the move on Tuesday, blaming its inability to obtain a license to operate in the country. Effective June 6, users will no longer be able to use the company's services, which will affect hundreds of thousands of consumers, PayPal told TechCrunch, which earler reported on the news.

"We are sorry to announce that PayPal is suspending its business operations in Turkey," PayPal wrote on its Turkey website. "Effective from June 6, 2016, our customers in Turkey will no longer be able to send or receive funds with PayPal. Customers will still be able to log in to their PayPal accounts and withdraw any balance on their accounts to a Turkish bank account."

PayPal is among many firms facing increasingly onerous policies in Turkey as the local government there tries to take on a larger role in how companies operate within its borders. PayPal told TechCrunch that Turkey is specifically asking technology companies to locate their IT systems in the country, something PayPal has been unwilling to do, in part because it's too expensive.

PayPal is just the latest technology company to face issues in the country. Twitter, Reddit, Facebook, and even Minecraft, have faced censorship there.

PayPal did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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This article originally appeared on PCMag.com.