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.



Journalists barred from the hearing in imprisoned journalist Ceylan Şahinli’s trial

The trial of Şahinli, who has been imprisoned pending trial in another case, on charges of “terrorism propaganda” ...

9 journalists released after 7 months in pre-trial detention

Nine journalists imprisoned pending trial since October 2022 for journalistic activities have been released after the f...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 402

Safiye Alağaş released after spending 1 year behind bars; Gökay Başcan handed jail term; Canan Coşkun and Barış ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 404

Tele 1 TV’s Merdan Yanardağ jailed pending trial; poet Ahmet Telli given 10-month prison sentence; former Cumhuriyet...

Secret witness who accused journalists confesses: I acted on behalf of the state

The secret witness heard as part of the trial of 11 journalists on charges of “membership in a terrorist organization...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 420

Selahattin Kaygusuz placed in pre-trial detention; file sent to prosecutor for final opinion in retrial of “Altans ca...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 432

Two journalists sentenced in two separate cases; Altan Sancar threatened; Barış Pehlivan sued for damages over his ...

Prosecutor requests sentencing for MA and JinNews employees

The court lifted the obligation to sign their names for the 11 journalists standing trial on charge of “membership in...

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Açık Radyo’s broadcasting license revoked by RTÜK; Osman Kavala’s application to Ministry of Justice for “retr...

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