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 - 128

 Şahin Alpay was released but placed under house arrest, while two other journalists were jailed pending trial &nb...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 170

Journalists Murat Güreş, Hamza Gündüz given jail terms for social media posts; Professor Şebnem Korur Fincancı se...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 188

Ahmet Altan acquitted in case filed by former chief of General Staff; 6 former Cumhuriyet staffers return to prison to ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 239

Turkey ranks 154th out of 180 countries in Press Freedom Index; indictment issued against journalists jailed in Odatv i...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 240

Cumhuriyet journalists called in for questioning; Erk Acarer faces arrest warrant; indictment issued against Fox TV anc...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 241

Indictment accepted against journalists jailed over coverage of MİT operative’s funeral; columnist Ragıp Zarakolu f...

Journalists jailed for reporting on MİT operative killed in Libya to appear in court

First hearing of seven journalists and one municipal press officer set for 24 June at Istanbul 34th High Criminal Cour...

Journalists accused of "exposing MİT operative" appear in court

Barış Terkoğlu, Ferhat Çelik and Aydın Keser released pending trial, Barış Pehlivan, Hülya Kılınç, Murat Ağ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 101

Government expected to submit defense in ECtHR cases; number of imprisoned journalists is now 152 following Sözcü rep...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 158

Jailed journalist Abdulkadir Turay sentenced to 9 years in prison; Alican Uludağ faces investigation for his reporting...

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