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.



Pelin Ünker

Journalist Pelin Ünker was hit with three separate lawsuits over her article series published in Cumhuriyet daily in N...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 146

Ece Sevim Öztürk jailed; Sedat Sur faces investigation for social media posts; Şirin Kabakçı appears in first hea...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 150

Cumhuriyet reporter Canan Coşkun handed down 2-year sentence; former Radikal and Habertürk TV reporter Mustafa Gökk...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 155

Cumhuriyet Foundation’s new board replaces newspaper’s editor-in-chief, managing editor; Prosecutor seeks yet anoth...

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Murat Aksoy sent back to prison as per recent appellate court ruling; jailed journo İsmail Çoban given 5-year sentenc...

Another “Paradise Papers” case against Pelin Ünker gets under way

Ünker is accused of “insulting a public official” for her coverage of “Paradise Papers” leaks, published in th...

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Journalists Kemal Özer, İdris Sayılğan remain behind bars; actors Metin Akpınar, Müjdat Gezen give statement at c...

Pelin Ünker given prison sentence for “Paradise Papers” reports

Court convicts the journalist of “libel” and “insult” in case filed by lawyers representing Parliament Speaker ...

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General Prosecutor says “coup” charge should be dropped in Altans case; Pelin Ünker, Perihan Mağden, Tunca Öğr...

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Indictment seeks aggravated life sentences for Osman Kavala, Can Dündar, Memet Ali Alabora and 13 others for involveme...

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