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...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 113 

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

“Respect Özgürlükçü Demokrasi’s independence’’

OSCE calls on Turkey to respect Özgürlükçü Demokrasi’s independence as raid and seizure of newspaper condemned...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 153

Former DİHA reporter Uğur Akgül jailed; Hülya Emeç, her news source given suspended prison terms for “denigratin...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 233

Osman Kavala faces additional “espionage” charge in coup investigation; newspaper terminates Timur Soykan’s contr...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 238

New indictment accuses journalists Uludağ and Akça of “disclosing identities of informants”; Parliament passes ea...

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