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.



Jailed journalist Rawin Sterk Yıldız’s file sent to Istanbul

Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office referred the file of Yıldız, who has been jailed since March, to Istanbul...

Professor Kayıhan Pala gives statement over Covid-19 remarks

Pala says scientific analysis he offered was not related to his work at the university and asks rectorate to send his c...

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MA reporter Mehmet Aslan jailed; journalist Ayten Akgün given 11-month sentence; top court rules house arrest violated...

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Boğaziçi students charged with “inciting hatred”; journalist Gök, cartoonist Kalender appear in court; politicia...

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Journalist Deniz Yücel charged with Article 301 in new trial; Baransel Ağca faces investigation; activist Taylan Kula...

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AFP’s Bülent Kılıç detained; 2 journalists assaulted in a week; prosecutor seeks sentence for Cumhuriyet journali...

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

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Osman Kavala remains behind bars; photographer Mehmet Özer, filmmaker Veysi Altay sentenced for “propaganda”; Gök...

Ahmet Altan

Novelist and former editor-in-chief of Taraf newspape...

Ahmet Şık

Investigative journalis...

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