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.



Journalists in State of Emergency - 84

 Journalist Murat Çelikkan goes to prison; trial of Murat Aksoy and 12 other journalists on “coup” charges starts...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 220

  Mehmet Baransu ordered to remain behind bars; appellate court upholds 6-month prison term given to Oğuz Güven; jo...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 221

Journalist Aziz Oruç sent to prison; court issues reasoned judgment in retrial of Cumhuriyet case; Constitutional Cour...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 227

27 Boğaziçi University students sentenced for staging anti-war protest; Jin News reporter Melike Aydın released; 50 ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 232

Eight journalists jailed pending trial in a week over their reporting or social media posts; journalist Aziz Oruç hand...

Families of jailed journalists concerned amid Covid-19 crisis

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, families of jailed journalists say each day they are worried more about the well-be...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 248

Three journalists released as their trial on “Disclosing identity of MİT official” charge begins; journalist Özg...

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...

Court rules to keep journalist Aziz Oruç behind bars

Ruling to lift the judicial control measures imposed on the undetained defendants, the court adjourned the trial until ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 261

Dozens arrested in operation targeting social media movement; Mümtazer Türköne released; indictment issued against M...

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