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 Necla Demir in first hearing

The former publisher of the online newspaper Gazete Karınca is on trial for allegedly “disseminating propaganda” o...

Journalist Necla Demir acquitted of "insulting the president"

Demir, the former publisher of the news portal Gazete Karınca, was on trial over two news reports published in 201...

Necla Demir

Journalist, former publisher of Gazete Karınca news porta...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 23

  On Oct. 18, the owner and two employees of Radyo Karacadağ, a Kurdish radio station...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 132

Former TRT executive Ali Ahmet Böken convicted of “membership in an armed terrorist organization” sentenced to 9 y...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 39

Local Hatay journalist Ceren Taşkın arrested; six journalists still in detention after 19 days ...

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 - 165

Thirteen arrested in sweeping operation targeting civil society; reporter Sedat Sur going to prison for news coverage; ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 174

Journalists Reyhan Çapan, Seda Taşkın released from prison; Gazete Karınca publisher indicted for “propaganda”;...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 192

More press members targeted by assailants; court convicts 7 defendants in “Özgür Gündem trial”; man who shared 2...

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