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 İdris Sayılğan released one day after being jailed in Edirne

Mezopotamya news agency reporter Sayılğan was sent to prison on 2 March on grounds that he “violated judicial contr...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 273

Osman Kavala remains behind bars as his “coup” trial begins; Mezopotamya news agency reporter Zeynep Durgut arrest...

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 - 312

Deputy minister files 3 lawsuits against BirGün, Evrensel and Cumhuriyet; five journalists sentenced in Antalya; inves...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 315

Doğan Ergün, Sinan Aygül sentenced; Mehmet Altan files case against judges who refused to implement top court’s ju...

Seda Taşkın 

Reporter for Mezopotamya news agenc...

Cemil Uğur

Reporter for Mezopotamya news agenc...

Özgür Paksoy

Mezopotamya news agency edito...

Sadiye Eser

Mezopotamya news agency reporte...

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