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 – 225

Jailed journalist İsmail Çoban sentenced to 7 years and 6 months in prison; T24 columnist Mehmet Y. Yılmaz appears i...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 265

Sabiha Temizkan sentenced to 1 year and 3 months on “propaganda” charge; Eren Keskin appears in court over social m...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 297

Prosecutor seeks conviction for four journalists in “Taraf trial”; Abdurrahman Gök’s trial resumes; Alican Uluda...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 320

Trial of Charlie Hebdo executives and cartoonist begins; MA reporter Emrullah Acar taken into custody; Jin News reporte...

Court orders new expert report in "Bloomberg trial"

All 38 defendants in the case face up to five years in prison as per Article 107/2 of Turkey’s Capital Market Law if ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 208

Trial of two Bloomberg reporters and 36 others over 2018 currency crisis report gets under way; Turkish courts convict ...

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