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– 88

Daily Evrensel’s regional reporter taken into police custody; state agency starts selling assets seized from media or...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 90

  30 defendants, most of whom are journalists, to appear before court  Second hearing in Altans' trial on...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 154

Şirin Kabakçı ordered to remain behind bars after 2nd hearing; Mehmet Gündem appears before court for 1st hearing a...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 162

Hüseyin Aykol, İnan Kızılkaya, İhsan Çaralan given jail terms for “insulting the president”; Constitutional ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 171

Journalists Kemal Özer, İdris Sayılğan remain behind bars; actors Metin Akpınar, Müjdat Gezen give statement at c...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 175

İdris Sayılğan given 8-year prison sentence; Nazlı Ilıcak convicted of “disclosing classified information crucia...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 182

Mehmet Gündem ordered to remain behind bars in 4th hearing; court convicts 7 defendants in Gün Matbaacılık case; S...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 184

Journalists İshak Karakaş, Lezgin Akdeniz handed down jail terms; jailed journalists Semiha Şahin, Pınar Gayıp, Ha...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 107

Cumhuriyet, Özgür Gündem solidarity and academics’ trials dominate the week; Emre İper and Ömer Faruk Aydemir re...

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