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 - 259

Ahmet Altan spends 4 years behind bars; five journalists sentenced for “exposing” MİT operative; Müyesser Yıld...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 291

European Court’s Murat Sabuncu, Ahmet Şık judgments become final; İnci Aydın acquitted at her second hearing; RT...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 310

Yavuz Ekinci appears in court; prosecutor seeks sentence for Dindar Karataş; RTÜK fines Halk TV, Tele1 and TR35; TÜB...

Mehmet Altan files case against judges who refused to implement top court judgments

The first hearing was held on 13 October at the 4th Civil Chamber of the Supreme Court of Appeals. The next hearing is ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 319

Journalist Sinan Aygül handed down one more sentence; “Taraf trial” adjourned again; Sibel Hürtaş appears in cou...

Case against judges who refused to implement top court judgments sent to Supreme Court

Compensation case filed by Mehmet Altan against judges who refused to implement the Constitutional Court and the Europe...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 325

Networks critical of gov't imposed 71 fines in 2021; 18 journalists acquitted of “resisting arrest”; Doğan Ergün ...

Ahmet Altan

Novelist and former editor-in-chief of Taraf newspape...

Ahmet Şık

Investigative journalis...

Cihan Acar

Reporter for Bugün dail...

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