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.



Court drops Erdem Gül’s charge in “MİT trucks case”

Court finds no grounds to punish Berberoğlu as he was previously convicted of “disclosing confidential information p...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 191

Assailants attack two journalists in two provinces in one week; appellate court acquits journalist Seda Taşkın of one...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 199

Jailed journalist Harun Çümen, Bakur co-directors Çayan Demirel and Ertuğrul Mavioğlu, Sendika.Org editor Ali Ergi...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 214

Prosecutor seeks higher than minimum sentences in retrial of Altans case; Mümtazer Türköne fined over 2014 article; ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 218

T24 Editor-in-Chief Doğan Akın to stand trial over website’s “Fuat Avni” reports; at least 6 journalists handed...

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 – 225

Jailed journalist İsmail Çoban sentenced to 7 years and 6 months in prison; T24 columnist Mehmet Y. Yılmaz appears i...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 228

Prosecutor submits final opinion in Gezi Park trial; Office of General Prosecutor asks Supreme Court of Appeals to upho...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 247

Top court rules Demirtaş and Erdem’s detention violated their rights; journalist Beritan Canözer handed down prison...

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

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