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.



Five journalists in Antalya handed down a total of 25 years in prison

The indictment, issued in 2017, charged 10 local journalists from various media outlets with “membership in a terrori...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 312

Deputy minister files 3 lawsuits against BirGün, Evrensel and Cumhuriyet; five journalists sentenced in Antalya; inves...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 107

Cumhuriyet, Özgür Gündem solidarity and academics’ trials dominate the week; Emre İper and Ömer Faruk Aydemir re...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 221

Journalist Aziz Oruç sent to prison; court issues reasoned judgment in retrial of Cumhuriyet case; Constitutional Cour...

Trial of local journalists in Antalya adjourned until January

Court rules to send the file to the prosecutor and sets 12 January 2021 as the date for the next hearin...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 277

ETHA reporter Pınar Gayıp arrested; Özgür Boğatekin handed down 18-month sentence; prosecutor seeks life sentence ...

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