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.



No verdict in media trial, court to hear more statements in March

No verdict was announced at trial of journalists Murat Aksoy, Atilla Taş and 24 others as defense statements could not...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 123

Two journalists in Van handed down suspended prison sentences for their 2015 reporting; Sendika.org editor’s house ra...

25 journalists handed down prison sentences

25 journalists were sentenced on terror charges by an Istanbul court. None of the journalists still in detention were r...

Journalists recount life behind bars: Cemal Azmi Kalyoncu

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

Ali Akkuş released as his co-defendants await Supreme Court ruling

The 16th Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court of Appeals overturns Akkuş’s conviction and orders the journalist’s...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 244

Selahattin Demirtaş faces new investigation for his defense statement; court upholds journalist Mevlüt Öztaş’s co...

Supreme Court upholds convictions of 17 journalists

Supreme Court’s judgment, originally rendered in March, became official on 8 Jun...

Six journalists released based on Supreme Court judgment

Trial court rules to release Ahmet Memiş, Cemal Azmi Kalyoncu, Gökçe Fırat, Ünal Tanık, Yakup Çetin and Yetkin Y...

Yetkin Yıldız

Journalist, former editor-in-chief of news portal Aktif Habe...

Journalists in State of Emergency -- 1

At least 20 journalists are currently in police custody in Turkey as part of the ongoing investigation into the failed ...

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