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.



Journalists Müyesser Yıldız and İsmail Dükel taken into custody

Odatv Ankara News Director Yıldız and Tele 1 TV Ankara Bureau Chief Dükel detained as part of an investigation on th...

Journalist Müyesser Yıldız jailed pending trial

Yıldız, in custody since Monday on the allegation of “military espionage,” was jailed on the charge of “Disclo...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 249

Four HRDs handed down prison sentences in “Büyükada trial”; T24’s Doğan Akın acquitted of “aiding a terrori...

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...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 256

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

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 257

Journalist Erkan Akkuş jailed pending trial; journalist Özgür Boğatekin sent to prison over 2015 news coverage; Can...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 258

Journalist Rawin Sterk released at first hearing; Diken executives acquitted in “Fuat Avni” trial; Tele 1 broadcast...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 260

Giving precedence to the MİT trucks case, court begins process to seize Can Dündar’s personal assets in Turkey; jou...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 133 

Özgürlükçü Demokrasi publisher and responsible managing editor jailed; Yeliz Koray handed down prison sentence for...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 135 

Six journalists arrested in 3 provinces; former responsible managing editor of Evrensel faces 6 years in prison for “...

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