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.



Journalists in State of Emergency - 139

Two more journalists sent to prison; jailed reporter Mehmet Baransu continues defense statement in latest hearing of Ta...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 166

Murat Aksoy sent back to prison as per recent appellate court ruling; jailed journo İsmail Çoban given 5-year sentenc...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 225

Jailed journalist İsmail Çoban sentenced to 7 years and 6 months in prison; T24 columnist Mehmet Y. Yılmaz appears i...

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 - 270

Mehmet Baransu sentenced to 17 years on 4 charges; MA reporter Dindar Karataş jailed, Hakan Yalçın arrested; journal...

Prosecutor once again seeks conviction for journalist İsmail Çoban

Çoban, the former responsible editor of the shuttered Kurdish newspaper Azadiya Welat, is charged with “terrorism pr...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 282

Four sentenced in Özgür Gündem trial; Prof. Fincancı fined for “insulting Erdoğan”; 5 journalists charged with...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 293

Prosecutor appeals Bülent Şık’s acquittal; journalist İsmail Çoban sentenced over newspaper clippings; journalis...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 301

Hakkı Boltan handed down 2-year sentence; Sinan Aygül sent to prison; İsmail Çoban sentenced to 4.5 years in retria...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 30

Özgür Gündem advisory board members Alpay and Erdoğan remain in prison, one DİHA reporter release...

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