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.

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 360

Pop star Gülşen jailed; Evrensel newspaper's right to publish public ads revoked; BirGün Editorial Coordinator faces investigation; prevent journalists covering forced evictions

Rights groups call on BİK to restore Evrensel’s right to receive public ads

Press Advertising Agency revokes Evrensel newspaper’s right to receive public ads

ANALYSIS | New Press Ethics Code: The censorship that came before the "censorship law"

Ceren Sözeri underlines the ambiguity of the new principles while for Süleyman İrvan, “The actual intent is to silence the critical newspapers"

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YouTube journalists attacked by armed assailants; Fatih Tezcan imprisoned; appellate court orders retrial against Ferhat Parlak; Mezopotamya Agency editor Diren Yurtsever detained

Freedom of Expression and the Press Agenda: The number of journalists in prison increases

In the second quarter of 2022, 168 journalists stood trial in 116 cases. Nine journalists were sentenced to a total of 17 years 6 months and 12 days in prison

Constitutional Court: BİK decisions have become a tool for punishment

The Constitutional Court has ruled that the penalties handed out to four newspapers by the BİK constitute a violation. The newspapers will be compensated

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Constitutional Court rules against BİK's decisions; journalist Zeynep Kuray detained; lawsuit filed against journalist Nazan Özcan; gendarmerie raids Evrensel reporter's house

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Journalist Gündem arrested near border with Greece; Şükrü Özşengül dies of heart attack in prison; Center for Combating Disinformation established; Interior Minister targets BirGün, Tele1

Imprisoned defendants in Altans case still awaiting Supreme Court of Appeals verdict

One of the three imprisoned defendants, Şükrü Tuğrul Özşengül, has died of a heart attack he suffered at Silivri Prison

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 356

Supreme Court orders retrial of former Zaman and Samanyolu executives; Constitutional Court rules against conviction of journalist Boğatekin over news report; local journalist imprisoned pending trial