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.



Court "erroneously" orders access to bianet's website to be blocked

The Ankara court rules to block access to 135 web sources, including Gazete Fersude, ETHA and website monitoring Gezi t...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 202

Independent news portal bianet’s website “erroneously” put on long list of websites to be blocked; peace academic...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 305

Gezi trial, merged with retrial of 35 Beşiktaş fans, adjourned until October; Ahmet Kanbal to stand trial over social...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 306

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

Journalists in State of Emergency - 50

155 journalists were in prison in Turkey as of March 10; which marked the ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 55

Executives and columnists of the shuttered Zaman daily indicted for “attempting to overthrow the government and con...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 62

On May 16, the Istanbul 13th High Criminal Court handed down prison senten...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 66

Executives of the shuttered Hayatın Sesi television appeared before a court o...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 69

Imprisoned journalists Ahmet and Mehmet Altan and Nazlı Ilıcak appear before court in first hearing of their “cou...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 74

Arrest warrants issued for 34 ex-TRT employees. Number of imprisoned journalists rises to 166 as Mehmet Çakmakçı sen...

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