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.



Rawin Sterk Yıldız charged with "propaganda," "membership of terrorist group"

Jailed pending trial since March, Rudaw TV reporter Yıldız will appear before a criminal court in Istanbul on 2 Septe...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 253

Indictment issued against jailed journalist Rawin Sterk Yıldız; Parliament passes controversial social media law; app...

Journalist Rawin Sterk Yıldız released

Court rules to send Yıldız’s file to Istanbul 3rd High Criminal Court to be merged with the ongoing “KCK Press Tr...

Rawin Sterk Yıldız

Rudaw TV reporte...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 72

Court rejects requests for release in “terrorist organization membership” case where 29 defendants, mostly journali...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 93

Columnist and publications coordinator Kadri Gürsel released in Cumhuriyet trial   Journalist Kadri Gürse...

Journalist İdris Sayılğan released one day after being jailed in Edirne

Mezopotamya news agency reporter Sayılğan was sent to prison on 2 March on grounds that he “violated judicial contr...

Three journalists arrested while covering refugee crisis still in custody

Nine journalists arrested while covering the refugee crisis in Edirne have been released, three journos detained on 29 ...

Rudaw TV reporter Rawin Sterk Yıldız jailed pending trial

Yıldız, who was taken into custody while covering the refugee crisis in Edirne, jailed on the charge of “spreading ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 232

Eight journalists jailed pending trial in a week over their reporting or social media posts; journalist Aziz Oruç hand...

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