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.



Journalist Sonya Bayık’s trial adjourned until 21 March

Bayık and co-defendants are charged with violating the law on demonstrations in connection with a 2019 protest in Batm...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 378

Appellate court approves sentences for Kavala and his 7 co-defendants; Şebnem Korur Fincancı and TTB members facing ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 390

Yeni Yaşam employee Hamdullah Bayram jailed; Religious Affairs employees destroy foreign journalists’ equipment; DW ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 414

Rojin Altay sentenced to prison at first hearing; Bilal Güldem threatened by AKP and HÜDA-PAR affiliated accounts; bo...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 278

Regional court overturns acquittals in Gezi Park trial; journalist Bulut sentenced at first hearing; ECtHR rules Atilla...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 315

Doğan Ergün, Sinan Aygül sentenced; Mehmet Altan files case against judges who refused to implement top court’s ju...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 332

Sedef Kabaş faces two “insult” charges; Selda Manduz sentenced for “propaganda”; Deniz Yücel fined for “ins...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 352

Deutsche Welle, VOA websites blocked in Turkey; “disinformation bill” postponed to fall; Abdurrahman Gök convicted...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 439

Documentary filmmaker Sibel Tekin acquitted; journalist Ali Barış Kurt’s imprisonment sentence upheld; Furkan Karab...

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