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.



Public ad penalties as a tool for financial crackdown on critical newspapers

Evrensel and Yeni Asya newspapers are currently prohibited from running public ads. The vast majority of the penalties ...

Online panel: Ad penalties and financial pressures on the media

Evrensel newspaper’s lawyer Devrim Avcı, RSF Turkey representative Erol Önderoğlu and main opposition CHP Deputy U...

Hazal Ocak

City and environment journalist for Cumhuriyet daily...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 22

Former Zaman columnists Lale Kemal and Nuriye Akman, who had been in prison since July 30, were...

Rights groups call for swift end to Evrensel’s advertising ban

Evrensel faces removal from the public advertising system for at least three years if ban is not lifted until 28 Marc...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 235

Journalists Sadiye Eser and Sadık Topaloğlu, musician Yılmaz Çelik released from pre-trial detention; journalists, ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 242

Evrensel journalists called in for questioning over Ragıp Zarakolu’s article; HSK launches investigation against two...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 243

Journalist Rojhat Doğru jailed; Cumhuriyet, BirGün newspapers imposed public ad ban; radio host Nihat Sırdar given b...

CHP’s Çakırözer: Gov’t bodies turned into weapons against the press

Çakırözer says press freedom has always been problematic in Turkey and the situation hasn’t really changed after t...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 248

Three journalists released as their trial on “Disclosing identity of MİT official” charge begins; journalist Özg...

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