In April, the French-language Al Jazeera application was discontinued in the US.
In February, the app was pulled from the App Store in France and Belgium.
Since then, the application has been removed from the app store in Turkey and Turkey’s other Arab neighbors, and is no longer available in France.
The app’s application folders were removed in the same fashion, too, but there is no explanation for why.
This week, Al Jazeera announced it was discontinuing the app, saying it had “failed to reach agreement with the relevant stakeholders and have had no control over the application development process” at the French embassy in Ankara.
The reason for this was unclear.
On Friday, Al-Jazeera’s news director, Mohamed Al-Zayed, told the Financial Times that the company was “very sorry” for the move.
“We are not in the habit of deleting apps, but this is something we took a step back from,” he said.
“It’s our duty to give people a chance to explore the platform in order to find out what we have to offer.”
He also said that the app would be discontinued in Turkey.
“The app is not being used anymore,” he added.
“This is our first decision.”
Al Jazeera did not respond to Al Jazeera’s request for comment.
Al Jazeera, which is owned by Qatar, was not able to reach the Turkish government for comment on the app’s removal.
The application has had over 50 million downloads in Turkey, according to its official Twitter account.
The French Embassy in Ankara did not immediately respond to an email asking why the app had not been removed.
The decision to discontinue the application comes at a time when the country is in the midst of a massive crackdown on dissent.
On Tuesday, Turkish authorities detained thousands of protesters who have been protesting against plans to amend the country’s constitution.
Activists have been held in solitary confinement and denied access to lawyers and access to the media.
At least 40 journalists have been arrested in the country.
In addition to the recent crackdown, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has launched a crackdown on social media, targeting anyone who posts content deemed controversial.
The government has been cracking down on political dissent and the media in recent months, as well.
Last month, authorities in Turkey blocked access to several websites that critics say promote violence against the government, including the English-language Turkish National Newspaper (TNA).
TNA has been among the few English-based media outlets that remain in the Turkish-controlled country.