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 - 297

Prosecutor seeks conviction for four journalists in “Taraf trial”; Abdurrahman Gök’s trial resumes; Alican Uluda...

Journalists Uludağ and Akça acquitted in trial over Ankara terror attack report

The two journalists were charged with “disclosing identity of informants” over news report on alleged police failur...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 299

Court reverses decision to drop “propaganda” charge against Aslı Erdoğan; Oktay Candemir appears in court for new...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 326

Five journalists sentenced in “RedHack trial”; top court rejects Cemal Azmi Kalyoncu’s application; RTÜK fines t...

Alican Uludağ

Former Cumhuriyet reporter...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 109

Journalists Mehmet Altan and Şahin Alpay not released despite Constitutional Court ruling ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 151

Gökhan Öner released from pretrial detention; 315 journos in Turkey face thousands of years in prison, latest BIA Med...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 206

Photojournalist Çağdaş Erdoğan handed down prison term on “propaganda” charge; First-ever acquittal verdict ren...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 211

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

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...

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