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.



Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 263

Four journalists including Mezopotamya Agency reporters jailed in Van; new indictment seeks aggravated life sentence fo...

One more Mezopotamya news agency reporter jailed, another arrested

Ankara-based Mezopotamya news agency reporter Hakan Yalçın taken into custody one day after Van-based reporter Dindar...

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...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 276

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

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 280

"Coup" trial against Osman Kavala merged with Gezi trial; journalists İdris Sayılğan and Alican Uludağ sentenced;...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 283

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

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 288

Four journalists jailed in Van released at first hearing; columnist Nagehan Alçı fined for “insulting” judge; act...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 291

European Court’s Murat Sabuncu, Ahmet Şık judgments become final; İnci Aydın acquitted at her second hearing; RT...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 293

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

MA reporter Mehmet Aslan released pending trial

Mehmet Aslan was jailed pending trial in January on the charge of “membership in a terrorist organization” due to h...

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