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.



Orhan Erinç

Orhan Erinç is the head of the Cumhuriyet Foundation's Board of Director...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 209

Food safety expert Bülent Şık given 15-month prison sentence; prosecutor in “Taraf MGK headline trial” asks cour...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 303

District governor gets restraining order against local journalist; Özgür Gündem, Özgürlükçü Demokrasi, ETHA tri...

ANALYSIS | RTÜK fines: "Lies will spread if you censor the truth"

Staggering RTÜK fines levied against TV stations for their coverage of recent wildfires may result in the spread of se...

ANALYSIS | New Press Ethics Code: The censorship that came before the "censorship law"

Ceren Sözeri underlines the ambiguity of the new principles while for Süleyman İrvan, “The actual intent is to sil...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 366

14 articles of the “disinformation” bill pass in Parliament, journalist Çetin Kurşun sentenced to 13 years and 3 ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 403

Journalist Sinan Aygül suffers violent attack; 2 journalists released from prison; European Court rules detention of j...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 431

Top court annuls article allowing for access block decisions; three journalists acquitted in four cases; Furkan Karabay...

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