Expression Interrupted

Journalists and academics bear the brunt of the massive crackdown on freedom of expression in Turkey. Scores of them are currently subject to criminal investigations or behind bars. This website is dedicated to tracking the legal process against them.

Journalist Nimet Ölmez acquitted of Journalist Mehmet Salih Turan’s case on charge of Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 445Duygu Kıt gives statement over reporting following mine collapse
 

Journalist Mehmet Salih Turan’s case on charge of "terrorism propaganda" dropped

The court ruled to drop the case on the grounds that the five years of probation under deferment of the sentence has expired
 

Journalist Nimet Ölmez acquitted of "insulting a public official"

Ölmez, who stood trial upon a complaint by AKP Provincial Chair Zeydin Kaya said, “I could not have stayed silent when a 13-year old girl was sexually assaulted and pushed to suicide”
 

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 445

Duygu Kıt provides a statement over her reporting after mine collapse; Dutch parliament takes “Kavala and Demirtaş” step; Oktay Candemir investigated for “insulting a public official"
 

Duygu Kıt gives statement over reporting following mine collapse

Journalist Kıt said it was both her “right and duty to report on a development that could place nature and the environment under risk”
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    Furkan Karabay

    Editor for Gerçek Gündem news portal
     

    Ahmet Kanbal

    Mezopotamya News Agency reporter
     

    Pelin Ünker

    Journalist Pelin Ünker was hit with three separate lawsuits over her article ser..
     

    Ayşe Düzkan

    Journalist Ayşe Düzkan joined in a campaign for solidarity with the now-defunct ..
     

    Semiha Şahin

    Etkin News Agency (ETHA) editor Semiha Şahin was arrested in Istanbul on 13 Apri..
     

    Ece Sevim Öztürk

    Ece Sevim Öztürk was arrested on 8 June 2018 as part of an investigation launche..
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