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 Alptekin Dursunoğlu jailed pending trial

Dursunoğlu, the chief editor of the news portal Yakın Doğu Haber, accused of “incitement to hatred and animosity” over his social media posts

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 231

Director Veysi Altay, journalist Sultan Çoban sentenced on “propaganda” charge; journalist Faruk Arhan handed down sentence for “insult,” Barış Terkoğlu fined for “violation of privacy”

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