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.



Yetkin Yıldız

Journalist, former editor-in-chief of news portal Aktif Habe...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 213

Journalist Emre Orman jailed pending trial over his social media posts; former responsible managing editor of Yeni Yaş...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 219

At least three journalists jailed in a week; court issues reasoned judgment in Altans trial; three journalists to stand...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 231

Director Veysi Altay, journalist Sultan Çoban sentenced on “propaganda” charge; journalist Faruk Arhan handed down...

Jailed journalist Yetkin Yıldız’s lawyer files for his release

Lawyer Çalıkuşu files for journalist Yıldız’s release based on the Supreme Court ruling that overturned some of ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 244

Selahattin Demirtaş faces new investigation for his defense statement; court upholds journalist Mevlüt Öztaş’s co...

Supreme Court upholds convictions of 17 journalists

Supreme Court’s judgment, originally rendered in March, became official on 8 Jun...

Six journalists released based on Supreme Court judgment

Trial court rules to release Ahmet Memiş, Cemal Azmi Kalyoncu, Gökçe Fırat, Ünal Tanık, Yakup Çetin and Yetkin Y...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 250

Aslı Ceren Aslan’s sentence upheld; actors Akpınar, Gezen charged with “insulting the president”; lawyer senten...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 55

Executives and columnists of the shuttered Zaman daily indicted for “attempting to overthrow the government and con...

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