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 - 257

Journalist Erkan Akkuş jailed pending trial; journalist Özgür Boğatekin sent to prison over 2015 news coverage; Can...

5 journalists handed down prison sentences for "exposing" MİT operative

Journalists Hülya Kılınç, Barış Pehlivan, Murat Ağırel released; file against Erk Acarer separate...

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...

Journalist Mehmet Baransu given 17-year prison sentence

Former Taraf reporter Mehmet Baransu sentenced to a combined prison term of 17 years and 1 month on four different char...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 272

Ayşegül Doğan sentenced to 6 years and 3 months in prison; appellate court upholds Özgür Paksoy’s sentence; case...

Can Dündar sentenced to 27 years over "MİT trucks" coverage

Court renders judgment in the absence of Dündar’s lawyers, who refused to attend the hearing citing the lack of impa...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 275

Top Court rejects Osman Kavala’s second application; journalist Mazlum Dolan sentenced to 7.5 years in prison; RTÜK ...

Journalist Alican Uludağ given 10-month suspended sentence

Uludağ was on trial for criticizing former Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's visit to President Erdoğan in a social me...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 280

"Coup" trial against Osman Kavala merged with Gezi trial; journalists İdris Sayılğan and Alican Uludağ sentenced;...

Four sentenced in Özgür Gündem main trial

Eren Keskin, İnan Kızılkaya and Kemal Sancılı handed down 6 years and 3 months each for "being a member of a terro...

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