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 - 253

Indictment issued against jailed journalist Rawin Sterk Yıldız; Parliament passes controversial social media law; app...

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...

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...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 266

Journalists Abdurrahman Gök, Nurcan Yalçın face "terrorism" charges; Hayri Tunç given 2-year sentence; access to Ji...

ANALYSIS |Twitter might become inaccessible in Turkey as heftier penalty looms

Experts think free VPN services will fall short of providing access to Twitter, expected to be rendered inaccessible du...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 306

Beritan Canözer taken into custody; İbrahim Karakaş sentenced to 9 years in prison; Hikmet Tunç handed down 8-month...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 20

On September 28, the Turkish governmen...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 54

On April 4, Turkish prosecutors submitted an indictment to a...

Journalists in State of Emergency -57

On April 15, 12 of the 13 journalists who were released on March 31 in a trial regarding the alleged media arm of the g...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 78

Number of imprisoned journalists reaches 168 with two recent arrests; Cumhuriyet trial continues into fifth day   ...

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