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.



Prosecutor seeks conviction for four defendants in "Taraf trial"

The prosecutor demanded that jailed reporter Mehmet Baransu be sentenced for three charges and Ahmet Altan, Yasemin Ço...

Prosecutor seeks sentence for four Cumhuriyet journalists

Ocak, Akça, Özbey and Arık are charged with “violating the secrecy of one's private life” and “marking officia...

Prosecutor demands sentence for journalists arrested in Özgür Gündem raid

Twenty-two journalists who were violently detained during the August 2016 raid on the newspaper’s Istanbul office are...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 310

Yavuz Ekinci appears in court; prosecutor seeks sentence for Dindar Karataş; RTÜK fines Halk TV, Tele1 and TR35; TÜB...

Prosecutor demands sentence for journalist Buse Söğütlü

Söğütlü is on trial for a Twitter post about Judge Akın Gürlek. Court is expected to issue its judgment at the ne...

Prosecutor demands acquittal for Meşale Tolu

Tolu, a German citizen, remained behind bars with her toddler son for over seven months in 2017 as part of this case. C...

Journalist Kenan Kırkaya’s trial adjourned once again

Kenan Kırkaya, the former Ankara representative of Dicle News Agency, is among eight defendants charged with “member...

Ahmet Altan

Novelist and former editor-in-chief of Taraf newspape...

Ahmet Şık

Investigative journalis...

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