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 – 254

Newspaper owner in Batman faces charges over reports on sexual assault incident; new Covid-19 cases reported in prisons...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 313

Court files complaint against Abdurrahman Gök; Nurcan Kaya handed down 15-month sentence; Eren Tutel appears in court;...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 319

Journalist Sinan Aygül handed down one more sentence; “Taraf trial” adjourned again; Sibel Hürtaş appears in cou...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 278

Regional court overturns acquittals in Gezi Park trial; journalist Bulut sentenced at first hearing; ECtHR rules Atilla...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 279

Turkey ranks first in violations of freedom of expression among CoE member states; comedian Emre Günsal sentenced ove...

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...

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