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.



Ali Akkuş released as his co-defendants await Supreme Court ruling

The 16th Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court of Appeals overturns Akkuş’s conviction and orders the journalist’s...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 244

Selahattin Demirtaş faces new investigation for his defense statement; court upholds journalist Mevlüt Öztaş’s co...

Supreme Court upholds convictions of 17 journalists

Supreme Court’s judgment, originally rendered in March, became official on 8 Jun...

Six journalists released based on Supreme Court judgment

Trial court rules to release Ahmet Memiş, Cemal Azmi Kalyoncu, Gökçe Fırat, Ünal Tanık, Yakup Çetin and Yetkin Y...

Retrial of 8 journalists whose convictions were overturned gets underway

Trial court decides to comply with the Supreme Court of Appeals judgment concerning eight defendants in the case public...

Gökçe Fırat Çulhaoğlu

Chief columnist for Türk Solu magazin...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 15

On August 30, detention warrants were issued for 35 journalists as part of the probe launched into the July 15 coup d...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 17

On Sept. 6, two distributors of Turkey’s only Kurdish-language daily, Azadiya Welat, whose 24 employees were...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 18

Journalist and writer Ahmet Altan and his brother Mehmet Altan, a professor of economics, were...

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