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.

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Ahmet Ayva sent to prison; Sinan Aygül handed jail term for “insulting” his attackers; two journalists acquitted in two separate cases

Journalist Nurcan Baysal acquitted

Baysal was standing trial over the article in which she described her observations of the condition of houses used by police special forces during the operations carried out in the region

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Two journalists sentenced in two separate cases; Altan Sancar threatened; Barış Pehlivan sued for damages over his “bribery” article; Dicle Müftüoğlu remains behind bars

Journalist Dicle Müftüoğlu not released at second hearing

Presiding judge announces decision to keep Müftüoğlu behind bars the moment defense statements end. Secret witness to be heard at the next hearing

Journalist Furkan Karabay given jail term

The sentence of 1 year and 15 days in prison handed to Karabay over report on bribery allegations has been suspended

PANEL | Expression Interrupted hosts panel on Working Journalists’ Day

Journalists Candan Yıldız, Gülfem Karataş, Çağrı Sarı discuss the rights of journalists that have mostly remained on paper and the challenges faced by the profession in a changing media environment

Yeni Yaşam newspaper contributor Ahmet Güneş acquitted of "terrorism propaganda"

Court also dismisses TCK 301 allegation against Ahmet Güneş in line with decision by Justice Ministry

Mustafa Büyüksipahi and Birol Güger acquitted

Büyüksipahi and Güger were on trial over a news story by BirGün reporter İsmail Arı that was republished by Cumhuriyet daily

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Top court annuls article allowing for access block decisions; three journalists acquitted in four cases; Furkan Karabay released; Seyhan Avşar imposed international travel ban

Sibel Yükler, Deniz Nazlım and Yıldız Tar stand trial for "violating Law no. 2911"

Expert opinion prepared by P24 submitted to court by Deniz Nazlım's lawyer at the hearing. Ruling for further investigation, the court adjourned the case until 25 April