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.



Orhan Erinç

Orhan Erinç is the head of the Cumhuriyet Foundation's Board of Director...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 209

Food safety expert Bülent Şık given 15-month prison sentence; prosecutor in “Taraf MGK headline trial” asks cour...

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

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Prosecutor seeks conviction for Mehmet Baransu and Murat Şevki Çoban on three charges; Deniz Yücel handed down priso...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 252

Journalist Aziz Oruç ordered to remain behind bars; Parliament’s Justice Commission approves AKP’s social media dr...

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Özgürlükçü Demokrasi and ETHA journos appear in court on “terrorism” charges; former publisher, editor of Evre...

ANALYSIS Internet and media freedoms under increased threat as gov’t pushes for social media bill

Government introduces in Parliament legislation that requires social media providers to appoint legal representatives a...

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