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.



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...

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...

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

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Two journalists convicted of "insulting the president"; journalist İbrahim Karakaş jailed; court overturns acquittals...

ANALYSIS |Twitter might become inaccessible in Turkey as heftier penalty looms

Experts think free VPN services will fall short of providing access to Twitter, expected to be rendered inaccessible du...

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

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RTÜK fines five TV channels; journalist Şaban Önen assaulted by relatives of local mayor; access to dozens of online...

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Osman Kavala remains behind bars as his “coup” trial begins; Mezopotamya news agency reporter Zeynep Durgut arrest...

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 ...

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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