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.



İHD Co-Chair Öztürk Türkdoğan acquitted in "insult" case

İHD Co-Chair Türkdoğan was on trial for “insulting a public official” upon a complaint filed by Interior Minist...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 357

Journalist Gündem arrested near border with Greece; Şükrü Özşengül dies of heart attack in prison; Center for C...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 367

Parliament passes the “disinformation” bill; Faruk Eren and Furkan Karabay sentenced to imprisonment; Barış Barı...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 386

Access to mostly pro-Kurdish news sites, accounts blocked; RTÜK fines 3 stations over quake coverage; trial of 11 jour...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 424

Former Zaman newspaper manager Mehmet Kamış imprisoned pending trial; Hacı Boğatekin given jail term; sentencing re...

French journalist detained in Turkey goes on hunger strike

  Mathias Depardon, an Istanbul-based French photojournalist who was arrested on May 8 when filming in the sout...

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At least 121 taken into custody over social media posts about Turkey’s military operation in Syria; trial court rules...

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