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 - 251

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 - 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 - 265

Sabiha Temizkan sentenced to 1 year and 3 months on “propaganda” charge; Eren Keskin appears in court over social m...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 267

Two journalists convicted of "insulting the president"; journalist İbrahim Karakaş jailed; court overturns acquittals...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 234

Court rules for Osman Kavala’s release on “coup” charge; journalist Alptekin Dursunoğlu sentenced at first heari...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 247

Top court rules Demirtaş and Erdem’s detention violated their rights; journalist Beritan Canözer handed down prison...

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