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.



ANALYSIS Government’s censorship tools: RTÜK and BİK penalties

Penalties imposed on opposition media outlets not only restrict the right to information enshrined in the Constitution,...

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JinNews Kurdish editor Roza Metina arrested; 5 journalists to stand trial for covering 2019 demonstration in Mardin; Bi...

ANALYSIS | BİK and press freedom: A closer look at advertisement fines against Evrensel

BİK considers its function of distributing public ads to newspapers, which should be carried out within the scope of t...

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Boğaziçi students charged with “inciting hatred”; journalist Gök, cartoonist Kalender appear in court; politicia...

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Melis Alphan acquitted; Osman Kavala remains behind bars as Gezi trial resumes; Ahmet Turan Alkan’s conviction revers...

Public ad penalties as a tool for financial crackdown on critical newspapers

Evrensel and Yeni Asya newspapers are currently prohibited from running public ads. The vast majority of the penalties ...

Online panel: Ad penalties and financial pressures on the media

Evrensel newspaper’s lawyer Devrim Avcı, RSF Turkey representative Erol Önderoğlu and main opposition CHP Deputy U...

Hazal Ocak

City and environment journalist for Cumhuriyet daily...

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Journalist Mehmet Baransu ordered to remain behind bars at the end of 21st hearing in Taraf trial; 5 journalists arrest...

Trial of Seyhan Avşar and Necdet Önemli gets under way

Cumhuriyet’s Seyhan Avşar and Sözcü’s Necdet Önemli are charged with “making officials involved in the fight ...

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