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 - 177

Atilla Taş released on probation; Fatih Polat appears in court on “insulting the president” charge; Bülent Şık...

French journalist detained in Turkey goes on hunger strike

  Mathias Depardon, an Istanbul-based French photojournalist who was arrested on May 8 when filming in the sout...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 105

 DİHA reporter Nedim Türfent sentenced to eight years and nine months on “membership” charges   Nedim T...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 125 

13 journalists receive prison sentences in February, CHP lawmaker highlights in monthly “Rights Violations against th...

Journalists in State of Emergency -- 33

Number of journalists in prison falls to 147 following two releases, while CPJ confirms Turkey as the world’s top ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 37

Three Özgür Gündem journalists released, Ahmet Şık detained on Dec. 29 ...

Journalists recount life behind bars: Oğuz Usluer

The following questionnaire, conducted by P24 Platform for Independent Journalism, is part of a survey aimed at reveali...

Hayatın Sesi TV executives sentenced to prison terms

Court convicts Mustafa Kara, Gökhan Çetin and İsmail Gökhan Bayram of “terrorism propaganda,” sentencing each t...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 201

Regulation bringing online broadcasting under RTÜK control goes into effect; academic Tuna Altınel released at first ...

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