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 - 265

Sabiha Temizkan sentenced to 1 year and 3 months on “propaganda” charge; Eren Keskin appears in court over social media posts; prosecutor seeks conviction for Onur Emre Yağan

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 264

İshak Yasul, Arafat Dayan handed down prison sentences; court upholds convictions in Sözcü trial; Özgür Boğatekin faces new indictment; prosecutor seeks conviction for Can Dündar

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 263

Four journalists including Mezopotamya Agency reporters jailed in Van; new indictment seeks aggravated life sentence for Osman Kavala; Can Dündar’s personal assets seized

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 262

Journalists Faruk Bostan, Bülent Karagöz jailed; prosecutor issues new indictment against Osman Kavala; reporter Selda Manduz arrested in Kars; court issues arrest warrant for journalist Nuri Akman

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 261

Dozens arrested in operation targeting social media movement; Mümtazer Türköne released; indictment issued against Müyesser Yıldız and İsmail Dükel; sentences in Özgür Gündem solidarity trial upheld

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 260

Giving precedence to the MİT trucks case, court begins process to seize Can Dündar’s personal assets in Turkey; journalists Canan Coşkun and Can Uğur appear before court; RTÜK fines 4 TV channels

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 259

Ahmet Altan spends 4 years behind bars; five journalists sentenced for “exposing” MİT operative; Müyesser Yıldız ordered to pay TL 20,000 in compensation; Oktay Candemir arrested over Twitter post

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 258

Journalist Rawin Sterk released at first hearing; Diken executives acquitted in “Fuat Avni” trial; Tele 1 broadcast suspended for 5 days; court blocks access to news reports about blocking of access

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 257

Journalist Erkan Akkuş jailed pending trial; journalist Özgür Boğatekin sent to prison over 2015 news coverage; Can Ataklı accused of “insulting the president”; RTÜK fines Tele 1 over Evrensel video

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 256

RTÜK fines five TV channels; journalist Şaban Önen assaulted by relatives of local mayor; access to dozens of online content blocked in a week; journalist Hakan Aygün arrested twice over same post

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