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.



Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 312

Deputy minister files 3 lawsuits against BirGün, Evrensel and Cumhuriyet; five journalists sentenced in Antalya; inves...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 65

On May 26, an Istanbul court ordered two journalists of the opposition Sözcü da...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 72

Court rejects requests for release in “terrorist organization membership” case where 29 defendants, mostly journali...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 74

Arrest warrants issued for 34 ex-TRT employees. Number of imprisoned journalists rises to 166 as Mehmet Çakmakçı sen...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 98

Five journalists detained and former TRT cameraman arrested while 2 journalists released from prison   Polic...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 131

Former responsible managing editor and publisher of Evrensel fined for “insulting the president”; up to 7.5 years i...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 201

Regulation bringing online broadcasting under RTÜK control goes into effect; academic Tuna Altınel released at first ...

ANALYSIS Internet and media freedoms under increased threat as gov’t pushes for social media bill

Government introduces in Parliament legislation that requires social media providers to appoint legal representatives a...

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...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 277

ETHA reporter Pınar Gayıp arrested; Özgür Boğatekin handed down 18-month sentence; prosecutor seeks life sentence ...

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