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.



Orhan Erinç

Orhan Erinç is the head of the Cumhuriyet Foundation's Board of Director...

Journalists recount life behind bars: Ziya Ataman 

The following questionnaire, conducted by P24 Platform for Independent Journalism, is part of a survey aimed at reveali...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 153

Former DİHA reporter Uğur Akgül jailed; Hülya Emeç, her news source given suspended prison terms for “denigratin...

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Hüseyin Aykol, İnan Kızılkaya, İhsan Çaralan given jail terms for “insulting the president”; Constitutional ...

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Journalists Reyhan Çapan, Seda Taşkın released from prison; Gazete Karınca publisher indicted for “propaganda”;...

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Journalist İbrahim Varlık jailed pending trial; Kadri Gürsel sent back to prison, freed on probation; Mehmet Gündem...

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Supreme Court of Appeals overturns life sentences given to Altan brothers and Nazlı Ilıcak; Ahmet Altan, Cengiz Erdin...

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Food safety expert Bülent Şık given 15-month prison sentence; prosecutor in “Taraf MGK headline trial” asks cour...

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

Families of jailed journalists concerned amid Covid-19 crisis

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, families of jailed journalists say each day they are worried more about the well-be...

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