Booking.com officials stated that it is "not necessary" to block Turkish users' access to the website, emphasizing that Turkish customers may use the website for reservations made abroad while European customers can also use the website to book reservations for travel to Turkey. The statement issued by the media department of Booking.com stated that the company disagrees with the court's decision, stressing that the company operates in full compliance with Turkish legislation and "In that regard, we will exercise our right to appeal and object," the statement read. The company asserted that as an online booking company and technology developer, Booking.com grants Turkish customers access to accommodation options around the world in an open and transparent online environment as well as provide customers the opportunity to compare prices and travel options. Get the full story at Daily Sabah Read also "Turkey's tourism sector divided over ban on Booking.com" at Xinhua and "Was Turkey’s Booking.com ban necessary?"