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.



Beritan Canözer

Reporter for JinNew...

Alptekin Dursunoğlu

Editor-in-Chief of Yakın Doğu news porta...

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At least 121 taken into custody over social media posts about Turkey’s military operation in Syria; trial court rules...

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Journalist Tuğba Özer ordered to pay compensation for news report; jailed journalist İdris Yılmaz sentenced to 6 ye...

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

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Top court rules Demirtaş and Erdem’s detention violated their rights; journalist Beritan Canözer handed down prison...

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

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Beritan Canözer taken into custody; İbrahim Karakaş sentenced to 9 years in prison; Hikmet Tunç handed down 8-month...

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Details of the new social media bill emerge; journalist Beritan Canözer released after days in police custody; preside...

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Ahmet Altan, Perihan Mağden convicted of “insulting the president”; journalist Mehmet Baransu ordered to remain be...

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