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 - 309

At least 4 journalists face new investigations; Baransel Ağca charged with “insulting the president”; Constitution...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 321

Court rules to keep Osman Kavala in detention; new indictment issued against Nazan Sala; Genco Erkal, Gökhan Biçici s...

Journalist Gökhan Biçici acquitted

Biçici was on trial for allegedly “insulting the president” in a report about a statement by the hacker group Anon...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 333

Journalist Güngör Arslan murdered; Vildan Atmaca's detention period extended; prosecution appeals against acquittal o...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 348

Five police officers to face trial for using force against journalist; RTÜK fines TV channels for broadcasting opposit...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 352

Deutsche Welle, VOA websites blocked in Turkey; “disinformation bill” postponed to fall; Abdurrahman Gök convicted...

Trial of police officers who engaged in violence against Gökhan Biçici commences

The prosecutor demands that the case against the police officers who engaged in violence against Biçici dismissed due ...

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