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 - 114

Turkish Medical Association members taken into custody on charges of “terrorism propaganda” and “provoking the pu...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 170

Journalists Murat Güreş, Hamza Gündüz given jail terms for social media posts; Professor Şebnem Korur Fincancı se...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 185

Jailed journalist Haydar Ergül released after 15 months in pre-trial detention; nine defendants in Özgür Gündem sol...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 186

Musician Ferhat Tunç faces yet another “insult” charge in new indictment; jailed Özgürlükçü Demokrasi journal...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 240

Cumhuriyet journalists called in for questioning; Erk Acarer faces arrest warrant; indictment issued against Fox TV anc...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 250

Aslı Ceren Aslan’s sentence upheld; actors Akpınar, Gezen charged with “insulting the president”; lawyer senten...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 259

Ahmet Altan spends 4 years behind bars; five journalists sentenced for “exposing” MİT operative; Müyesser Yıld...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 283

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

Journalists in State of Emergency - 87

One more journalist arrested; three more media organizations shut down with new Cabinet decre...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 92

Sözcü’s Mediha Olgun and Evrensel’s Yusuf Karataş released from prison, bringing number of imprisoned journalist...

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