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.



Journalist Doğan Akın acquitted

T24’s editor-in-chief acquitted of “knowingly and willingly aiding a terrorist organization” over coverage of Fua...

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Journalist Rawin Sterk released at first hearing; Diken executives acquitted in “Fuat Avni” trial; Tele 1 broadcast...

Diken executives acquitted at first hearing

Harun Simavi, Erdal Güven and Semin Sezerer were charged with “aiding a terrorist organization” over Diken news po...

5 journalists handed down prison sentences for "exposing" MİT operative

Journalists Hülya Kılınç, Barış Pehlivan, Murat Ağırel released; file against Erk Acarer separate...

Journalist Zehra Özdilek acquitted

Özdilek was charged with “making those involved in the fight against terrorism a target” in an interview published...

Journalist Hazal Ocak acquitted

Hazal Ocak was accused of "insulting a public official" over her report on a plot of land allegedly purchased by Minis...

Journalist Necla Demir acquitted of "insulting the president"

Demir, the former publisher of the news portal Gazete Karınca, was on trial over two news reports published in 201...

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

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 269

JinNews Kurdish editor Roza Metina arrested; 5 journalists to stand trial for covering 2019 demonstration in Mardin; Bi...

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Ayşegül Doğan sentenced to 6 years and 3 months in prison; appellate court upholds Özgür Paksoy’s sentence; case...

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