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.



Erdem Gül

Erdem Gül is the Ankara Bureau Chief for the Cumhuriyet newspaper. He was imprisoned on Nov. 26, 2015, along with the ...

Journalists, MP stand trial in Syria arms report case

An Istanbul court adjourned on Thursday trial of former editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet daily, Can Dündar, the newspaper...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 95

Constitutional Court likely to announce a ruling that will set a legal precedent for imprisoned journalists   ...

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 ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 150

Cumhuriyet reporter Canan Coşkun handed down 2-year sentence; former Radikal and Habertürk TV reporter Mustafa Gökk...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 160

Journos detained in sweeping operation across 9 provinces, Kibriye Evren jailed; Seda Taşkın given 7,5 years in priso...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 177

Atilla Taş released on probation; Fatih Polat appears in court on “insulting the president” charge; Bülent Şık...

Court drops Erdem Gül’s charge in “MİT trucks case”

Court finds no grounds to punish Berberoğlu as he was previously convicted of “disclosing confidential information p...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 191

Assailants attack two journalists in two provinces in one week; appellate court acquits journalist Seda Taşkın of one...

Can Dündar

Can Dündar, the former editor-in-chief of the opposition Cumhuriyet daily, was imprisoned on November 26, 2015, along ...

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