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.



ANALYSIS | Parliament ignores pilot judgment, top court does not abide by its own ruling

Parliament yet to amend Internet Law based on Constitutional Court’s 2021 pilot judgment that found violations of fre...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 431

Top court annuls article allowing for access block decisions; three journalists acquitted in four cases; Furkan Karabay...

Furkan Karabay

Editor for Gerçek Gündem news porta...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 87

One more journalist arrested; three more media organizations shut down with new Cabinet decre...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 239

Turkey ranks 154th out of 180 countries in Press Freedom Index; indictment issued against journalists jailed in Odatv i...

Social media "censorship" bill introduced in Parliament

Tabled by ruling party AKP and ally MHP, the controversial legislation forces social media companies to appoint legal r...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 252

Journalist Aziz Oruç ordered to remain behind bars; Parliament’s Justice Commission approves AKP’s social media dr...

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 - 289

Ali Ergin Demirhan indicted twice over the same Twitter post; Melis Alphan stands trial over Newroz photo; Oktay Candem...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 297

Prosecutor seeks conviction for four journalists in “Taraf trial”; Abdurrahman Gök’s trial resumes; Alican Uluda...

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