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 - 147

Arrest warrant issued for Sendika.Org editor Ali Ergin Demirhan for his social media posts; trial against German-Turkis...

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 - 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 - 291

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

Prosecutor demands sentence for journalists arrested in Özgür Gündem raid

Twenty-two journalists who were violently detained during the August 2016 raid on the newspaper’s Istanbul office are...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 301

Hakkı Boltan handed down 2-year sentence; Sinan Aygül sent to prison; İsmail Çoban sentenced to 4.5 years in retria...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 12

Aslı Erdoğan, a columnist for the shuttered daily Özgür Gündem and a member of the newspaper’s advisory board as...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 195

Journalist Canan Coşkun acquitted, video-activist Kazım Kızıl convicted of “insulting the president” charge; ja...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 215

At least 8 journalists and media workers sentenced or fined in one week;  Gazete Fersude reporter Soner Karabulut jail...

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