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 ...

Ahmet Altan

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

Ahmet Şık

Investigative journalis...

Cihan Acar

Reporter for Bugün dail...

Şahin Alpay

Political scientist, columnist for shuttered Zaman newspape...

Pelin Ünker

Journalist Pelin Ünker was hit with three separate lawsuits over her article series published in Cumhuriyet daily in N...

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