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...

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

Journalist Hakan Aygün’s trial adjourned until January

Aygün remained behind bars for a month as part of the trial, where he is charged with “insulting religious values”...

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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Printing house of local newspaper set on fire; Gezi and Çarşı trials merged; media outlets receiving grants targeted...

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...

Nazlı Ilıcak

Journalist, commentato...

Nedim Türfent

Nedim Türfent, a correspondent of the pro-Kurdish Dicle News Agency (DİHA), was arrested ...

Zehra Doğan

Zehra Doğan, 28, is a reporter and an editor of the pro-Kurdish Jin News Agency (JİNHA), which is staffed entirely by...

Ömer Çelik

Ömer Çelik, a news editor at the shuttered, pro-Kurdish Dicle News Agency (DİHA) was arrested by the police in his h...

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