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 - 265

Sabiha Temizkan sentenced to 1 year and 3 months on “propaganda” charge; Eren Keskin appears in court over social m...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 270

Mehmet Baransu sentenced to 17 years on 4 charges; MA reporter Dindar Karataş jailed, Hakan Yalçın arrested; journal...

Journalist Alican Uludağ appears in court over Twitter post

Uludağ is charged with “making those involved in combatting terrorism a target” for criticising the former Ankara ...

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Journalists Velat Öztekin, Dicle Müftüoğlu sentenced on “propaganda” charge; Alican Uludağ’s trial over Twit...

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 ...

Journalist Alican Uludağ given 10-month suspended sentence

Uludağ was on trial for criticizing former Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's visit to President Erdoğan in a social me...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 280

"Coup" trial against Osman Kavala merged with Gezi trial; journalists İdris Sayılğan and Alican Uludağ sentenced;...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 284

Turkey among not free countries in Freedom House report; journalist Mustafa Gökkılıç sentenced, released; case file...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 286

Hakan Aygün, Ali Ergin Demirhan sentenced; students appear in court over Boğaziçi exhibition; HDP’s Gergerlioğlu ...

ANALYSIS | The case against Osman Kavala: A Kafkaesque legal spiral

The second application against Osman Kavala's detention was rejected by the Constitutional Court. The top court's reaso...

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