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 in State of Emergency - 144

Former Samanyolu executive Hidayet Karaca given aggravated life sentence, DİHA editor fined, new arrest warrant issued...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 271

Journalists Velat Öztekin, Dicle Müftüoğlu sentenced on “propaganda” charge; Alican Uludağ’s trial over Twit...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 106

ETHA reporter Meşale Tolu released, while Berberoğlu, Dündar and Gül face up to 15 years in jail in MIT trucks ...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 129

Turkey’s largest media group, Doğan Media, to be sold to pro-government conglomerate   Doğan Media Group, T...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 153

Former DİHA reporter Uğur Akgül jailed; Hülya Emeç, her news source given suspended prison terms for “denigratin...

Hülya Emeç, news source given suspended prison terms 

Emeç was on trial for reporting about a 48-year-old man named Şefik Tunuç who died of a heart attack after police ra...

Seda Taşkın appears before appellate court

Prosecutor asks court to reject the appeal against original verdict. Court adjourns hearing until 15 May PELİN BUZ...

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