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.



At least 162 journalists in prison in Turkey

Local Silvan Mücadele newspaper owner Ferhat Parlak placed in pre-trial detention on charge of “terrorist group memb...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 197

Supreme Court of Appeals overturns life sentences given to Altan brothers and Nazlı Ilıcak; Ahmet Altan, Cengiz Erdin...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 198

Mehmet Baransu ordered to remain behind bars; Hüseyin Aykol sent to prison to serve upheld sentence; Mehmet Gündem co...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 215

At least 8 journalists and media workers sentenced or fined in one week;  Gazete Fersude reporter Soner Karabulut jail...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 230

Osman Kavala re-arrested one day after being acquitted in Gezi Park trial Journalist Şirin Kabakcı handed down 6-year...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 261

Dozens arrested in operation targeting social media movement; Mümtazer Türköne released; indictment issued against M...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 272

Ayşegül Doğan sentenced to 6 years and 3 months in prison; appellate court upholds Özgür Paksoy’s sentence; case...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 334

Courts sentence journalists Berivan Altan and Durket Süren on “terror” charges; merged Gezi and Çarşı retrials ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 359

YouTube journalists attacked by armed assailants; Fatih Tezcan imprisoned; appellate court orders retrial against Ferha...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 381

Aziz Oruç acquitted, Dicle Müftüoğlu given jail term; Sinan Aygül detained upon MP's complaint; Nişmiye Güler ac...

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