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 Internet and media freedoms under increased threat as gov’t pushes for social media bill

Government introduces in Parliament legislation that requires social media providers to appoint legal representatives a...

Social media "censorship" bill introduced in Parliament

Tabled by ruling party AKP and ally MHP, the controversial legislation forces social media companies to appoint legal r...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 252

Journalist Aziz Oruç ordered to remain behind bars; Parliament’s Justice Commission approves AKP’s social media dr...

Free speech to be further curbed through social media law

Opposition lawmakers Gergerlioğlu and Çakırözer warn that the restrictions on social media will pose a profound obs...

New social media bill foresees up to 5 years in jail for "fake news"

The bill drafted by the government also proposes fines against social media platforms if they refuse to reveal info on ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 307

Details of the new social media bill emerge; journalist Beritan Canözer released after days in police custody; preside...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 309

At least 4 journalists face new investigations; Baransel Ağca charged with “insulting the president”; Constitution...

ANALYSIS | Fight against disinformation or the last link in the censorship mechanism

A new social media bill being drafted by the government against disinformation, expected to be brought to Parliament in...

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