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.



Journalist Özgür Boğatekin sent to prison over 2014 news coverage

Boğatekin was sentenced in 2015 to 1 year and 15 days in prison over his reporting about the former district governor ...

Journalists Arif Aslan and Selman Keleş’s files separated

Aslan and Keleş are charged with “membership of a terrorist organization” for taking photographs of the barriers p...

Diken executives acquitted at first hearing

Harun Simavi, Erdal Güven and Semin Sezerer were charged with “aiding a terrorist organization” over Diken news po...

Journalist Alican Uludağ given 10-month suspended sentence

Uludağ was on trial for criticizing former Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's visit to President Erdoğan in a social me...

Journalist Abdurrahman Gök appears in court on "terror" charges

Best known for his photographs of Kemal Kurkut’s murder during 2017’s Newroz celebrations in Diyarbakır, Gök is c...

Online panel: Journalists should not refrain from seeking legal action against police brutality

Journalist Beyza Kural, lawyer Meriç Eyüboğlu and trade union representatives Gülfem Karataş and Elif Akgül discu...

Journalist Abdurrahman Gök appears in court for third hearing

The prosecutor, who was expected to present his final opinion, demanded that a separate criminal complaint be filed aga...

Journalists Canan Coşkun, Can Uğur and Ali Açar acquitted

All three journalists were charged with “disclosing the identity of a public official who took part in the fight agai...

Journalist Hatice Şahin’s trial on "terror" charge adjourned until January

Şahin is accused based on statements by secret witnesses, phone calls she made with her colleagues and her sources and...

Journalist Roza Metina acquitted

The prosecutor, who demanded conviction for Metina for “membership in a terrorist organization,” objected to the co...

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