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.



5 journalists handed down prison sentences for "exposing" MİT operative

Journalists Hülya Kılınç, Barış Pehlivan, Murat Ağırel released; file against Erk Acarer separate...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 259

Ahmet Altan spends 4 years behind bars; five journalists sentenced for “exposing” MİT operative; Müyesser Yıld...

Barış Terkoğlu

Odatv news directo...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 56

Thirteen suspects, most of whom are writers and journalists, accused of working as the media arm of an organization cal...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 23

  On Oct. 18, the owner and two employees of Radyo Karacadağ, a Kurdish radio station...

CHP, HDP lawmakers say bill proposing early release lacks fairness

Opposition lawmakers say bill proposing early release and amendments on probation should be expanded to cover all inmat...

Rights groups: Release all prisoners detained arbitrarily

Joint statement by 24 rights groups says early release law passed in Parliament unjustifiably excludes tens of thousand...

ANALYSIS: Early release bill ruins fragile trust in justice system

Government’s latest judicial reform package confirms that “thought is the most serious crime” as journalists, pol...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 276

MA reporter Mehmet Aslan jailed; journalist Ayten Akgün given 11-month sentence; top court rules house arrest violated...

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...

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