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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ETHA reporter Pınar Gayıp arrested; Özgür Boğatekin handed down 18-month sentence; prosecutor seeks life sentence for jailed journalist Mustafa Gökkılıç; journalist Orhan Uğuroğlu assaulted

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MA reporter Mehmet Aslan jailed; journalist Ayten Akgün given 11-month sentence; top court rules house arrest violated Şahin Alpay’s right to liberty; Müyesser Yıldız and İsmail Dükel face new charge

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Top Court rejects Osman Kavala’s second application; journalist Mazlum Dolan sentenced to 7.5 years in prison; RTÜK exclusively fined opposition TVs in 2020

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Can Dündar sentenced to 27.5 years in retrial of "MİT trucks case"; Supreme Court upholds 3 convictions in Zaman trial; Dindar Karataş charged with "membership of a terrorist group" in new indictment

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Osman Kavala remains behind bars as his “coup” trial begins; Mezopotamya news agency reporter Zeynep Durgut arrested; trial of four Cumhuriyet journalists gets underway

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Ayşegül Doğan sentenced to 6 years and 3 months in prison; appellate court upholds Özgür Paksoy’s sentence; case against Ferhat Parlak dismissed; Nurcan Yalçın appears in court on "terror" charges

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Journalists Velat Öztekin, Dicle Müftüoğlu sentenced on “propaganda” charge; Alican Uludağ’s trial over Twitter post about former chief prosecutor begins; court upholds convictions in Büyükada trial

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Mehmet Baransu sentenced to 17 years on 4 charges; MA reporter Dindar Karataş jailed, Hakan Yalçın arrested; journalists Davut Uçar, Kesire Önel taken into custody

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JinNews Kurdish editor Roza Metina arrested; 5 journalists to stand trial for covering 2019 demonstration in Mardin; BirGün journalists acquitted of “insulting public official”

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ECtHR rules jailing of Cumhuriyet journalists violated their rights; Müyesser Yıldız and Aziz Oruç released; Erkan Akkuş charged with "terrorist group membership"; Yılmaz Özdil given 5-month sentence

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