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.



3 journalists jailed; at least 150 detained over Afrin posts

Number of jailed journalists in Turkey reaches 156 following the arrests of Taşkın, Yılmaz and Ergül on January 23...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 112

Three more journalists have been arrested in Turkey as of January 23, bringing the number of imprisoned journalists in ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 141

Azadiya Welat editor handed down prison sentence for “propaganda”; indictment seeks 10.5 years in prison for Sibel ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 155

Cumhuriyet Foundation’s new board replaces newspaper’s editor-in-chief, managing editor; Prosecutor seeks yet anoth...

Journalists stand trial for covering Turkey’s military operation on Afrin

Court rules to release all three defendants in pretrial detention, including Barış Ceyhan, who had been in jail for n...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 166

Murat Aksoy sent back to prison as per recent appellate court ruling; jailed journo İsmail Çoban given 5-year sentenc...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 184

Journalists İshak Karakaş, Lezgin Akdeniz handed down jail terms; jailed journalists Semiha Şahin, Pınar Gayıp, Ha...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 197

Supreme Court of Appeals overturns life sentences given to Altan brothers and Nazlı Ilıcak; Ahmet Altan, Cengiz Erdin...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 219

At least three journalists jailed in a week; court issues reasoned judgment in Altans trial; three journalists to stand...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 249

Four HRDs handed down prison sentences in “Büyükada trial”; T24’s Doğan Akın acquitted of “aiding a terrori...

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