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 - 338

Verdict expected in Gezi Trial on 22 April; actor İlyas Salman goes on trial; attackers of Levent Gültekin given defe...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 363

Jail term for journalist Rojda Oğuz; singer Gülşen released from house arrest but banned from travelling abroad; jou...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 374

4 contributors of the Zaman newspaper given prison term; Zübeyde Sarı acquitted; Nedim Türfent released; Engin Eren ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 418

PACE passes resolution for immediate release of Osman Kavala; Eylül Deniz Yaşar acquitted of "terrorism propaganda"; ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 434

Süleyman Gençel sent to prison; Ramazan Yurttapan given jail term; Şebnem Korur Fincancı’s imprisonment sentence ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 449

Osman Kavala’s retrial request rejected; seven Nationalist Hearths administrators given jail term; case filed against...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 327

Five journalists who reported on torture allegations acquitted; Rojhat Doğru sentenced to life in prison; Albayrak app...

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