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 - 170

Journalists Murat Güreş, Hamza Gündüz given jail terms for social media posts; Professor Şebnem Korur Fincancı se...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 145

Mezopotamya agency reporter Berzan Güneş jailed; custody period for Ece Sevim Öztürk extended; 7 journalists indict...

Journalists testify in case over social media posts

Journalists deny accusations in their defense statements. Trial adjourned until January  First hearing in the trial...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 159

Supreme Court of Appeals upholds sentence for Mehmet Güleş; Appellate court rejects appeals in Altans case; Saudi jou...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 190

Three journalists taken into custody in Istanbul; Hasan Cemal handed down sentence over 2015 column; Cansu Pişkin give...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 210

Actor Ersin Umut Güler handed down 21-month sentence for “insulting the president”; prosecutor asks court to convi...

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