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 - 206

Photojournalist Çağdaş Erdoğan handed down prison term on “propaganda” charge; First-ever acquittal verdict ren...

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...

Gezi Park trial adjourned until December

Court refuses to release Osman Kavala, the only jailed defendant in the case, who has been behind bars for the past 2 y...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 241

Indictment accepted against journalists jailed over coverage of MİT operative’s funeral; columnist Ragıp Zarakolu f...

ANALYSIS: A shadow cast over the founding principles of RTÜK

The Radio and Television Supreme Council, a constitutional body that monitors radio and TV broadcasting and on-demand m...

ANALYSIS Internet and media freedoms under increased threat as gov’t pushes for social media bill

Government introduces in Parliament legislation that requires social media providers to appoint legal representatives a...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 292

Academic Bülent Şık’s conviction over 2018 article series overturned; BirGün editor charged with “insulting pub...

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