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 - 303

District governor gets restraining order against local journalist; Özgür Gündem, Özgürlükçü Demokrasi, ETHA trials postponed until November; court issues reasoned judgment in Hrant Dink murder trial

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 302

Prosecutor appeals Melis Alphan’s acquittal; Cem Şimşek sentenced for "insulting" Erdoğan; Erk Acarer assaulted; Artı TV reporter Nazım Fayık taken into custody; Halk TV fined over Grup Yorum song

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 301

Hakkı Boltan handed down 2-year sentence; Sinan Aygül sent to prison; İsmail Çoban sentenced to 4.5 years in retrial; local journalist İrfan Aydın taken into custody

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 300

AFP’s Bülent Kılıç detained; 2 journalists assaulted in a week; prosecutor seeks sentence for Cumhuriyet journalists Ocak, Özbey, Akça and Arık; new investigation launched against Keskin, Kaya, Kanbal

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 299

Court reverses decision to drop “propaganda” charge against Aslı Erdoğan; Oktay Candemir appears in court for new trial; Deniz Yücel charged with “insulting the president” in new indictment

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 298

Ozan Kaplanoğlu sentenced; new arrest warrant for Can Dündar; ECtHR rules Ali Bulaç's detention violated right to liberty; prosecutor seeks conviction for 3 journalists; Sinan Aygül's sentence upheld

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 297

Prosecutor seeks conviction for four journalists in “Taraf trial”; Abdurrahman Gök’s trial resumes; Alican Uludağ, Ayşe Kara face new indictments; musician Yılmaz Çelik acquitted

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 296

MA reporter Mehmet Aslan released pending trial; Roza Metina appears in court; Gökhan Biçici gives statement over 2019 report; HDP’s Demirtaş sentenced over his defense statement in court

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 295

Melis Alphan acquitted; Osman Kavala remains behind bars as Gezi trial resumes; Ahmet Turan Alkan’s conviction reversed; ECtHR rules Öğreten and Kanaat’s detention violated multiple rights

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 294

Journalist Deniz Yücel charged with Article 301 in new trial; Baransel Ağca faces investigation; activist Taylan Kulaçoğlu jailed; journalist-filmmaker Ruhi Karadağ sentenced for "propaganda"

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