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 - 204

At least nine journalists in four provinces arrested while covering protests against government-appointed trustees; wri...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 205

Journalist Mehmet Baransu ordered to remain behind bars at the end of 21st hearing in Taraf trial; 5 journalists arrest...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 266

Journalists Abdurrahman Gök, Nurcan Yalçın face "terrorism" charges; Hayri Tunç given 2-year sentence; access to Ji...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 269

JinNews Kurdish editor Roza Metina arrested; 5 journalists to stand trial for covering 2019 demonstration in Mardin; Bi...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 272

Ayşegül Doğan sentenced to 6 years and 3 months in prison; appellate court upholds Özgür Paksoy’s sentence; case...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 292

Academic Bülent Şık’s conviction over 2018 article series overturned; BirGün editor charged with “insulting pub...

Journalist Nurcan Yalçın’s trial adjourned until September

Court decides to request information from Diyarbakır Police on whether “Jin News, which the accused is allegedly wor...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 298

Ozan Kaplanoğlu sentenced; new arrest warrant for Can Dündar; ECtHR rules Ali Bulaç's detention violated right to li...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 313

Court files complaint against Abdurrahman Gök; Nurcan Kaya handed down 15-month sentence; Eren Tutel appears in court;...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 321

Court rules to keep Osman Kavala in detention; new indictment issued against Nazan Sala; Genco Erkal, Gökhan Biçici s...

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