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 - 215

At least 8 journalists and media workers sentenced or fined in one week;  Gazete Fersude reporter Soner Karabulut jail...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 228

Prosecutor submits final opinion in Gezi Park trial; Office of General Prosecutor asks Supreme Court of Appeals to upho...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 263

Four journalists including Mezopotamya Agency reporters jailed in Van; new indictment seeks aggravated life sentence fo...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 282

Four sentenced in Özgür Gündem trial; Prof. Fincancı fined for “insulting Erdoğan”; 5 journalists charged with...

Four journalists jailed in Van released pending trial at first hearing

Adnan Bilen, Cemil Uğur, Şehriban Abi and Nazan Sala were jailed in October on the charge of “membership in a terro...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 288

Four journalists jailed in Van released at first hearing; columnist Nagehan Alçı fined for “insulting” judge; act...

Adnan Bilen

Journalist, reporter for Mezopotamya news agency...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 159

Supreme Court of Appeals upholds sentence for Mehmet Güleş; Appellate court rejects appeals in Altans case; Saudi jou...

Freedom of Expression and the Press Turkey - 169

16 more signatories of Academics for Peace petition given jail terms on “propaganda” charge; Ece Sevim Öztürk con...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 199

Jailed journalist Harun Çümen, Bakur co-directors Çayan Demirel and Ertuğrul Mavioğlu, Sendika.Org editor Ali Ergi...

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