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.



ANALYSIS Government’s censorship tools: RTÜK and BİK penalties

Penalties imposed on opposition media outlets not only restrict the right to information enshrined in the Constitution,...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 262

Journalists Faruk Bostan, Bülent Karagöz jailed; prosecutor issues new indictment against Osman Kavala; reporter Seld...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 288

Four journalists jailed in Van released at first hearing; columnist Nagehan Alçı fined for “insulting” judge; act...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 304

Printing house of local newspaper set on fire; Gezi and Çarşı trials merged; media outlets receiving grants targeted...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 306

Beritan Canözer taken into custody; İbrahim Karakaş sentenced to 9 years in prison; Hikmet Tunç handed down 8-month...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 317

Court rules Çetin Kurşun should be charged with “membership in terrorist organization”; prosecutor demands senten...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 325

Networks critical of gov't imposed 71 fines in 2021; 18 journalists acquitted of “resisting arrest”; Doğan Ergün ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 326

Five journalists sentenced in “RedHack trial”; top court rejects Cemal Azmi Kalyoncu’s application; RTÜK fines t...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 329

Sedef Kabaş jailed, Can Uğur detained for “insulting president”; Baransu remains behind bars in Taraf trial; Abdu...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 113 

Jailed journalists Özkan Erdoğan and Serkan Erdoğan released pending trial; Halkın Nabzı Editor in Chief İshak K...

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